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Atalaya Castle

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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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Unique structure.. always interesting

been in this structur before, but once again find it so interesting to walk through. $2 to enter-staff was friendly and answered our questions. Borrow a map to wander through. the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is essentially a bunch of empty rooms.... Disappointing! Save your money for Brookgreen gardens or the aquarium in myrtle beach

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's worth walking around it, but it is definitely not a castle. It's a nice diversion for oh - 5 minutes, but it's hot and not terribly interesting. Lots of folks getting engagement photos though.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

been in this structur before, but once again find it so interesting to walk through. $2 to enter-staff was friendly and answered our questions. Borrow a map to wander through. the courtyard is beautiful-great for photos!

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Diamond Bar, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Atalaya is the name of the large, all brick home built by artist Anna Hyatt Huntington and her husband and architect, Archer Milton Huntington. It is right up against the ocean and boasts beautiful Atlantic sunrises and views. The rooms are many as well as the staff they employed. They loved to entertain and show off two heir beautiful gardens.... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great to go through when you are at Huntington Beach. There was a group of us that went through and we enjoyed all the rooms and reading the plaques. The kids thought it was awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This "castle" (more of a compound rather than a castle) was built by Archer Huntington and his wife Anna After she contracted tuberculous, they moved to have sea air in the winter months. Although they were quite wealthy, this place was built as a home and not a palatial estate for entertaining that other millionaires at the time built (such... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We enjoyed this very much. It was fun to go through each room and figure out what they all were and how they were functional. It isn't a castle in the European sense, but I can see why they called it a castle. It now costs $5, but is certainly well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

neat, affordable castle to tour. we were wary that this was not worth the time and money, but were pleasantly surprised. The admission is very reasonable and the sights and history neat to experience. I would love to go back and do the ghost tour!

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The castle is located on the Huntington Beach State Park. For only $2 per person, this is place you must visit if you're a history buff. Just very interesting to know the history of the Huntington family. Although the castle had no furniture, it's just the thought that this place hosted many events & had actual occupants live in it.... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Atalaya is located in Huntington Beach State Park. To visit, you'll need to pay the park entrance fee, which is a modest $5.00 for adults, and an additional $2.00 to tour the home. The Atalaya was the winter home for the Huntingtons, a prominent 20th Century family. It has some very interesting architecture with Spanish influence, which you can learn... More 

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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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