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Atalaya Castle

Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC
+1 843-237-4440
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They should rename this 'castle' "ruins of the Huntington's summer home ". You can see the site in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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For the $3 admission price, you can either go through the castle on your own or go with a guide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christie P
Bristol, Tennessee, United States
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Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC
+1 843-237-4440
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They should rename this 'castle' "ruins of the Huntington's summer home ". You can see the site in its entirety in less than 20 minutes. The most intriguing part of this was the information (which is readily available online) posted in the tiny information center...More

Thank Jessicacandi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the $3 admission price, you can either go through the castle on your own or go with a guide. We are so glad we chose to tour with the guide. She added a lot of historical information that was very interesting. We have been...More

Thank Christie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atalaya Castle was the Winter home of Mr and Mrs Archer Huntington. Archer designed the home after the Moorish architecture of the Spanish Mediterranean Coast. There was an unobstructed view of the ocean while they lived here. Trees and shrubs have now overgrown the area,...More

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended the 42nd Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival. Great crowd of displayers and sellers and fine attendance to the event. Saw most of the historical displays for the building. Without studying about the purpose of this or the builders, the Huntington family you...More

Thank danf552017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Huntington family built this home along the beachfront to be their summer home. The Huntington family donated this property to the state of South Carolina and you can tour this property and the former winter Home, Brookgreen Gardens, which is privately owned sculptor gardens.

Thank mkrege
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atalaya Castle is a National Historic Landmark and remnant of the winter home of renowned sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington and her husband Archer who built this home and the Brookgreen Gardens located across Ocean Highway (US 17). Archer was a Spanish historian and he patterned...More

Thank W8LT3R
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed touring this home built by Archer Huntington in 1931. Even though the home is well worn, it still is opulent. The courts inside are beautiful. Archer thought out the design of this home very well keeping in mind all who worked for him and...More

Thank Jaz_n_Tee
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Know very little/nothing about the couple who built this place and lived here. From the outside, it kind of looks like a prison (all concrete). The inside is in poor condition and is like a maze. I am sure at one time it was an...More

1  Thank SirVayR
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We visited Atalaya this past August and really enjoyed the history of the owners and walking around the ruins. It was fun imagining their life at the castle on the beach back in the day. Worth a visit if you are a history buff.

Thank LynnM0118
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We had little knowledge of who the Huntingtons were but are always looking for historic places to visit on vacation. While there are no furnishings in this castle, the story and architectural design based upon Spanish homes is more than enough reason to visit. She...More

Thank nange25
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1 September 2017|
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Response from Catherine K | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's from the Hebrew meaning " God is praised ". These people were pretty well heeled so I guess they were quite thankful 😃
24 May 2017|
Response from Catherine K | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea.