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Address: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which...

It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.

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Went to Hearst Castle and hard to believe this was completed in the 1930's. The road going to the castle was a marvel by its self. The castle was unbelievable, I spoke to one of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Yellowcorvette79
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Bracebridge, Canada
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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While I have been wanting to got to Hearst Castle for some time, I was expecting a bit more out of the tour. Spent $25 per person to do the Grand tour which was a bus ride, a quick jaunt through the main floor and little else. It seemed as if the guide was coached to give very brief info... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Hearst Castle and hard to believe this was completed in the 1930's. The road going to the castle was a marvel by its self. The castle was unbelievable, I spoke to one of the tour guides that indicated at the time it cost six million roughly to build and three million to furnish. Defiantly worth going to unbelievable

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After leaving Malibu we continued up Route 1 via Pismo Beach, with a very brief stop at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, then through Morro Bay to Cambria and Hearst Castle. We'd booked the 12 noon Grand Rooms tour, which was well worth the $50 for the two of us. We parked at the visitor center then took... More 

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Sundre, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This adventure was on my Husbands bucket list and it was everything we expected plus more. We did the Grand Rooms tour and then explored the grounds, which were so Beautiful. So much history. We will be back some day to do some more tours.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From signage, to parking, to toilets, guides, small buses, guides and the facilities themselves, all was perfect. Do not miss the free IMAX film at the beginning in the visitors centre;it helps explain so much and sets the mood for a wonderful visit. We do two tours and concluded that a third would have been possible.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. The tour guides are wonderful, especially if you're in a smaller group. I highly recommend taking the main tour and one of the smaller ones. When I went the main pool was closed for renovation and because of the drought the waterfalls were not running, so I'll be going back again once the drought restrictions... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed our trip to Hearst Castle! The grounds were so beautiful! It was fun learning everything about the family and what transpired before it was built. The gift shoppe area is very tasteful as well.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So we took our family of five, Mum,Dad, kids 21, 20 and 18 y.o to visit Hearst after hearing about it from Granny. Fantastic, amazing tour even in the rain. We will be going back for more tours of this fab place. If you might be travelling past you should include this, you will be wishing you had more time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The most amazing and gorgeous castle you will ever see in America! So Mr. Hearst went a little crazy. His obsession turned his vacation home into, not a mansion, but a huge castle with artifacts from around the world. Falling in love with the elegance of European art work at the age of 10, he made his dreams come true!... More 

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Lavallette, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful scenic views on the way up to the castle. Our guide was very informative and pleasant. The castle architecture was very ornate and opulent. The grounds are magnificent and even on our way down from the castle the views were so beautiful. There was a lot of construction going on and sometimes it was difficult to hear the guide.

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