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Blarney Castle & Gardens

Blarney, Ireland
+353 21 438 5252
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Situated 8km from Cork City, this historic castle is most famous for its stone, which has the traditional power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it. The word Blarney was introduced into the English language by Queen Elizabeth I and is...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Blarney, Ireland
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"poison garden"
in 617 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 273 reviews
"rock close"
in 108 reviews
"wishing steps"
in 125 reviews
"poisonous plants"
in 59 reviews
"narrow stairs"
in 71 reviews
"long line"
in 88 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 78 reviews
"bucket list"
in 95 reviews
"visiting ireland"
in 55 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 79 reviews
"tour buses"
in 61 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 83 reviews
"take your time"
in 57 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 59 reviews
"stone"
in 2 590 reviews
"queue"
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an optional excursion on our guided tour of Ireland. Driving there we did a good job of quizzing our tour director, who was honest about it. It cost 13-euro to get in (in 2017, about $15 US), then there are 120 steps to...More

Thank Ronald D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely Blarney Castle and grounds are a must see but visitors are forewarned there are some inclined paths as well as stairs involved to get to kiss the Blarney stone! The gift shop in the premises is really good and don't miss the Blarney Woolen...More

Thank Mita M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had an awesome time. Took our 14 month old and waited about an hour to get to the top. I'll be honest, it was definitely the scariest thing I've ever done, but that's because we didn't have our baby carrier with us. Carrying him up...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are staying near Cork for any amount of time, this is worth the visit. And who wouldn’t want to? For it is known that kissing the Blarney Stone at the top of the castle grants you the “gift of gab”, a phrase used...More

Thank Nicodancetravel
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the castle with our Contiki group one morning, very cool. There is also a garden of Poisonous plants to one side of the castle and a great Fern garden. There is a little cafe in the converted stables near the castle. Could spend a...More

Thank TMM818
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent the morning here in August and it was spectacular. Investigating all the castle, and cave crevices brought out child like exploration in us. The line to get into the castle did not take very long. After the initial line, the only other line...More

Thank Crystaldawn3
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice way to spend an afternoon. After visiting the Blarney Stone, make sure you tour the surrounding gardens including the poison gardens. The Blarney Woolen Mills is worth the visit with a great selection of beautiful locally made Irish sweaters, clothing and souvenirs. They are...More

Thank Billinflora
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beyond the famous castle are beautiful grounds with paths to paradise. Stroll the grounds at your leisure. Unforgettable memories to be made.

Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Firstly let me say besides the castle and the kissing of the stone there is not very much to do i mean quite literally nothing the castle its self takes roughly an hour to get to the top in the queue the stone is what...More

Thank Irish C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was our first stop from Dublin. My mother-in-law went here years ago so I was determined that we pay a visit. In May, it is a beautiful place to visit. The grounds are lovely with plants and flowers. As for kissing the Blarney Stone,...More

Thank Bamberg28
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Jane V
24 April 2018|
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Response from beckabock | Reviewed this property |
It's entirely up to you, on the way to kiss the stone you have a look around the castle. If you are not in any rush, do things in the order you want. Also depends on when you arrive. When I went I didn't have to queue for... More
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Jane V
24 April 2018|
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Response from GirlR | Reviewed this property |
On both our visits we went up first. The first time was in the summer and we had long queues but the views were spectacular so we didn’t mind. The second time was in November and no queues. It all depends on the time of... More
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