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Atalaya Castle

Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Went to the castle several times, once it was an art and craft exhibition. Other times learned the history of the Huningtons, who built it. It is so cool. Must do. Cost $2

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Endicott, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I didn't know anything about the Huntingtons ...but after visiting here, I had an appreciation for their hearts and lives! Amazing accomplishments and it was great to learn how they lived and what they stood for. Worth the time to learn about this location and also visit Brookgreen Gardens as well. What a legacy they both left -- and to... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The story behind Atalaya Castle is fascinating. It is interesting to go thru each of the rooms while reading the information provided. It is neat to imagine what it must have been like to live there 100 years ago. Be advised it is not a refurbished mansion; it is in it's natural state of decay. The layout of this home... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Since I love Brookgreen Gardens and all things Huntington, it was really fun for me to get to see the castle that they built. It is not a castle in the way that I would typically think of one, as in it isn't too ostentatious. It is very peaceful, and really neat to walk around. A few years ago we... More

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went to Huntington State Park in May and saw the concrete wall, and thought what a neat photo op that would be. Never wandered over till we returned in October. OMGoodness!!! What a gem! We got there with only 1 1/2 hours to tour the grounds but it was enough time to take it all in and what fantastic pictures... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you haven't seen it, you must! It's in the middle of a gorgeous natural state park. Tours are at 2 pm and the audio tour is wonderful as well.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is definitely worth going to especially if the weather is not great. Very interesting how Mr. Huntington built this castle for his wife during the Depression in order to employ the locals. Glad we went. The Huntington State Park that is located in is a great spot for picnics, bike riding and walking.

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nj
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had visited nearby Brookgreen Gardens years ago, but not Atalaya. Although a hot August day, we took time to visit in the morning. What an fascinating place, which is probably ignored as the nearby beaches beckon. The castle lies within Huntingdon State Park and not well-advertised. The State Park in itself is quite a contrast from the strip malls,... More

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The castle is interesting enough - but when the Art/Craft show is going it's a real plus. The adjacent beach is very nice and the historic aspect of the castle is a real cultural must see for the Pawleys area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The audio tour(an additional $6) was very much worth it. Includes interviews with Anna Huntington, extra details about each room, makes the place come alive! I saw some tourists just wandering around, not truly getting the full experience of the place. Remember that the extra money you spend here helps the state keep Atalaya up and running. A very enjoyable... More

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