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“Evening Tour is a must do!”
Review of Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle
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Full-Day Small-Group Hearst Castle Adventure from Paso Robles
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Owner description: It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Evening Tour is a must do!”
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

We've taken practically all the other tours in Hearst Castle and this was our first doing the evening Tour. What a special treat! We arrived to the Castle just as the sun was setting and to see the backdrop of the amazing sunset against the twinkling lights of the Neptune pool was more than we could have asked for. The tour is much more extended than other tours with the added bonus of seeing the Castle in a whole "new light" as it may, with the twinkling lights of the night sky. An exceptional tour well worth the cost.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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“Magnificent views”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Hearst Castle is well worth a visit if you are in the area but I wouldn't go too far out of my way. I found the actual "castle" not to my taste, rather dark and surprisingly dull - we did the Grand Rooms tour. The outside and surrounding area however was spectacular -great views, nicely landscaped and two stunning swimming pools. The Chilli con carne soup was well priced and very tasty.

Visited November 2013
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Garland, Texas
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10 reviews
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“Romantic Hearst Castle”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

I had a basic tour but it was great! I've got ticket on line, only 25$ but you have so much time after tour enjoy yourself in this magnificent place! The ride up hill in the bus with great music of 30s was nice & tour guide was so knowledgeable, she could answer any yours question. The view from the top of the mountain was priceless!

Visited November 2013
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San Luis Obispo, California
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“The best attraction in SLO county”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

You have to see it to believe it! Words can not describe the beauty of Hearst Castle and surrounding gardens.

Visited July 2013
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San Luis Obispo County, California
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“#1 home in the world.”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Any trip to the Central Coast of California is not complete without a stop at Hearst Castle. The first time (I suggest going back at least 3 times--and one of those times at night) was magic. Our guide was fabulous, and I swear I could feel the power emulating from Hearst's study as we walked through the room.

If the Central Coast was good enough for the most powerful man in the world, then it's good enough for me!

Visited December 2012
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