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Address: Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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incredible! Lovely self-guided walking tour. Bring your camera! This place is chockful of interesting architectural and natural photo opportunities.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

incredible! Lovely self-guided walking tour. Bring your camera! This place is chockful of interesting architectural and natural photo opportunities.

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

At first glance a person would think this was a jail but is not. It is a different design of a home but when you hear the history, you will understand the type of construction. It can be self guided or a tour. The map information they give you is very informative and each room explains what it was. This... More 

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Oklahoma
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning! Your very minimal entrance fee helps to maintain this spectacular property. Full of history and architecture, you won't want to miss it. It only takes about an hour guided or walk through on your own with an audio device. I would highly suggest the guided tour though, my kiddos (5 and 9) enjoyed it but it was very... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Be sure to do the audio tour, $2.00. The rooms come to life and you understand the unusual floor plan.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Interesting architecture but relatively unstimulating except to those with imagination. "Castle" is somewhat description, mainly an open-air skeletal structure. Gift shop nearby. State park beyond.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great little side visit while visiting the beach and walking the nature trails. Huntington Beach State Park is a real value, as there is so much to do. Hiking, Nature Watching (Birds, Alligators, Rabbits, etc) Atalaya has lots of history and puts Brookgreen Gardens across the street into more context. Be sure to visit in the fall for the Craft... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

the winter home of a wealthy NY couple. he was a wealthy patron of the arts and his wife was an accomplished sculptor that developed Brookgreen Gardens across the street. they arrived for the winters in October, hired local staff, were great employers, kept the local economy going during the depression by hiring local craftsmen. the castle includes the staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We have been staying in North Litchfield for years and this was the first time we'd been. It was well worth admission, to hear the history and see the interesting architecture. Would like to have seen more info about what it used to look like. But we will be back!

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New Hartford, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Atalaya is interesting. Is worth the $2 but they also charge state park admission. Was a good intro to our next stop which was Brook Green Gardens and Sculpture park.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Interesting architecture and historical stories surrounding the building. There is a lot of walking though, so not recommended for someone without a walker who gets tired quickly. I found it worth the effort to use my walker because I could sit when I needed.

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Additional Information about Atalaya Castle

Address: Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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