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Atalaya Castle

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Very interesting history you can tour on your own, with audio or they have guided tours. We really... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Cleveland, Tennessee
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It was a very nice place to stop. The setting is beautiful on the beach. The design was really nice... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Tammy S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting history you can tour on your own, with audio or they have guided tours. We really enjoyed the history and learning about the owners. Great visit

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

It was a very nice place to stop. The setting is beautiful on the beach. The design was really nice too.

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My family vacationed in Cherry Grove this year. Three adults and three teenagers. Each person got to pick one activity in which ALL of us had to participate. My mom's choice was Atalaya Castle as she loves touring old historic sites. It was a HOT...More

1  Thank mwinn
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Nice place to visit. I would suggest getting the audio, it's well worth the $3. It was an hours drive from NMB but I enjoyed the area. Nice day out. We could have beached there also if we wanted. I could see how a day...More

1  Thank m g
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We visited the gift/camp store to get a feel for what to see. We then walked the short trail behind the store around to the Atalaya driveway/causeway. As we walked along the concrete path, I noticed an alligator waiting at the edge of the marsh!...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

A nice place to visit before hitting the beach. Our tour guide seemed a little distracted. But you should definitely check the castle out and learn a little about the couple who lived there.

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 29 June 2018

inexperienced tour guide telling hackneyed ghost local folklore in the dark, poorly done, not enough real history to make it halfway interesting

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Brookgreen Gardens is across the street from Atalaya. Admission to Atalaya is $5 per person versus $18 for Brookgreen. We took teenager to Atalaya first. When he expressed appreciation for Atalaya we took him to Brookgreen. We liked the ruins of "castle". Atalaya translates to...More

3  Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Who knew there was an actual castle in the eastern US. The cost is minimal to tour and the fees go toward preservation. It is a good representation of Spanish architecture in the south. It contains many rooms and studios and offices for the Huntington’s....More

4  Thank ottoabc
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Great place to go. Each year they have an Juried Artist show that is fabulous. Would be a great place to get married or have photos taken. So much History in this castle by the sea. Absolutely lovely in every way. The tours are very...More

3  Thank Schapman1959
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Gail M
27 March 2018|
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Response from Zeke T | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in the park but must be kept on a leash not longer then 6' in length. Dogs are not allowed inside any buildings including Atalaya. In the case of a service dog, I would suggest contacting the park.
Bill C
25 October 2017|
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Response from Labdog2 | Reviewed this property |
Pawleys Island is an unincorporated area that includes a wider area beyond the actual island. North Litchfield Beach adjacent to Atalaya is also a Pawleys Island, SC address.
1 September 2017|
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Response from SirVayR | Reviewed this property |
From Wikipedia - Atalaya (AH-tuh-lie-yuh) means "watchtower" in Arabic, as in the real Atalaya Castle in Spain