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Atalaya Castle

Address: Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

While visiting the Huntington Beach State Park, we also included a tour of the Atalaya Castle. While the "castle" is all bare inside, with no furniture not pictures to give one an idea of what the location looked like in its prime when it was occupied, it is still an interesting building, just to get an idea of what money... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

history and this residence are from a past era. children and adults alike are amazed at the construction and grounds. the art festivals are indicative of the quality of local art talent in the s.c. area. wonderful works of art are available

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Columbia, South Carolina
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639 reviews 639 reviews
509 attraction reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

well worth $2 admission, unique structure located steps away from the beach. Self guided tour with a pamphlet ,who can walk into the bare rooms. No furniture left.Worker told me the walls used to be decorated with tapestries. One has to use imagination to think of its once glory. The outside looks like an old WW 2 bunker. Very good... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

very interesting to walk through old castle .Nice grounds .If you go in summer you can sometimes see a wedding going on here

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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Although it was mostly bare walls, it was worth the $2/person to take the tour. The history of it was pretty cool. It's really starting to deteriorate though and probably won't last another 10 years unless it's renovated. It was also disappointing that you can't go on the roof or in the basement.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,621 reviews 1,621 reviews
897 attraction reviews
1,532 helpful votes 1,532 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

The Huntington's built their winter home by the Atlantic Ocean in the early 1930s. It has been vacant for years but now you can tour it. Admission is $2 (in addition to the state park entrance fee) and you get just a map of the house. There are information panels in some sections, but to better understand the house and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

So glad we paid the extra few dollars for the audio tour. Wandering through each room you are given lots of interesting information about what life was like back then, how each room was used and info about Anna & Archer themselves. You even hear commentaries by Anna Huntington. Very informative. The audio equipment cost an extra $4.00 over the... More 

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Jellico, TN
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have been to Huntington Beach State Park many times. It is one of my husband's favorite places for photographing wildlife. On this visit, we decided to do the tour of Atalaya ( the Huntington's winter home). This is a structure devoid of furnishings and at first glance may almost appear to be in ruins; however it is anything but... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Very pleasant setting for wedding reception. Beautiful October afternoon/evening. Plenty of parking.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 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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