Atalaya Castle
Atalaya Castle
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See what travellers are saying
  • Kev
    Jefferson, Georgia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend an hour...
    While it is a very basic self guided tour it is truly fascinating. The entry fee was only $2 per person and well worth it. Hopefully as more funds become available they can open the roof top area to take in the view. Great way to spend an hour.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2023
  • mhershey
    Northfield, Illinois570 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating live tour
    Fascinating thanks to our guide, Mike! I had walked through this interesting "castle" several times over the years, but had never done a tour. On the 2pm Friday tour, Mike was kind, knowledgable, and a wonderful storyteller. Learning as we walked through the slightly spooky buildings, we really got a sense of the family who built Adelaya and helped support the region over the years. I could have listened to Mike's tales all day! Thank you!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Joan Y
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A history break from the birding/nature activities of the park. A must to understand the area.
    Very interesting piece of history that helps you understand Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens. It doesn't take long for the self-guided tour. Use your imagination to fell what it would be like to live there amidst all the animals the family brought along with the sound of the ocean coming in the windows!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 January 2024
  • Anna Marye C
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania119 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A look back
    This is especially interesting if you are interested in history. You are given a map and the rooms are clearly marked so you know what each room was. There are also some placards that elaborate about the Huntingtons. We enjoyed imagining how they lived and entertained.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 March 2024
  • BrookeMorales
    London, United Kingdom1,811 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting history
    If you want to take a break from the beach or other beach related activities stop at this castle with an interesting history. You can read up on the castles history in the small museum and then stroll through the many rooms of the buildings. There even is an oyster shucker room!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 April 2024
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BrookeMorales
London, UK1,811 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
If you want to take a break from the beach or other beach related activities stop at this castle with an interesting history. You can read up on the castles history in the small museum and then stroll through the many rooms of the buildings. There even is an oyster shucker room!
Written 20 April 2024
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RandySessions
Derby, KS567 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a place I could live. So much space, so well laid out, beautiful landscaping. Tried to imagine it when it was actually in use as a residence.
Written 4 April 2024
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Anna Marye C
Pittsburgh, PA119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is especially interesting if you are interested in history. You are given a map and the rooms are clearly marked so you know what each room was. There are also some placards that elaborate about the Huntingtons. We enjoyed imagining how they lived and entertained.
Written 10 March 2024
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Joan Y
Lancaster, PA36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Very interesting piece of history that helps you understand Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens. It doesn't take long for the self-guided tour. Use your imagination to fell what it would be like to live there amidst all the animals the family brought along with the sound of the ocean coming in the windows!
Written 19 January 2024
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judy l
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The overall place was great. However, the Castle was very disappointing. We were hoping that there was something to see other than cold brick walls and barron floors. It was very difficult for many of the visitors.
Written 18 October 2023
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mhershey
Northfield, IL570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Fascinating thanks to our guide, Mike! I had walked through this interesting "castle" several times over the years, but had never done a tour. On the 2pm Friday tour, Mike was kind, knowledgable, and a wonderful storyteller. Learning as we walked through the slightly spooky buildings, we really got a sense of the family who built Adelaya and helped support the region over the years. I could have listened to Mike's tales all day! Thank you!
Written 1 October 2023
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MichaelsFood
Greenwich, NY311 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I'm happy they only charge $2 to get in. Nothing special.... just something a rich person built and then let go a long time ago.
Written 7 September 2023
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Ginger W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Interesting and unique structure, nice to know the history now, especially the connection to Brookgreen Gardens
Written 5 September 2023
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Kev
Jefferson, GA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
While it is a very basic self guided tour it is truly fascinating. The entry fee was only $2 per person and well worth it. Hopefully as more funds become available they can open the roof top area to take in the view. Great way to spend an hour.
Written 16 June 2023
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TAK0269
Clarksville, TN643 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We walked around and it is all boarded up and gates locked. We looked and could not see any open hours so assumed all you can do is see outside. The plaque had some really great information. However really wished we could go inside. Very disappointed.
Written 1 June 2023
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