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Blarney Stone

Address: Ireland
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Ranked #32 of 449 things to do in County Cork
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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DeLand, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited the Castle and the Blarney Stone because after all, you can't go to Ireland without visiting it, right? Actually it was better than we expected. The grounds are beautiful and even though it was January, they were pretty and well manicured. The castle is amazing and although it was quite a hike to the top, it was well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Tourist trap but something you have to do. Castle grounds are completely worth visiting so stop by the stone on your way through :-)

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My grandma used to always say 'When you go to Ireland, you must kiss the Blarney Stone' and that is exactly what I did. It's easy to get to Blarney Castle from the central bus station in Cork. The return ticket is about nine euro for an adult, but your ticket can be used on any return journey. The bus... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

11 th century. Preserved well. Great signage. Great stories. Fun destinations ( Kiss the historic Barney stone at the 5 story top) a true poison garden. No way ! Yes way! A super fern garden/ waterfall. A cave ! Magical grounds. Irish gardens. A Himalayas trek hike.Niiiice gift shop. Well preserved fun. Cool nearby cafés. A cool stream runs through... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
56 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had always heard about the Blarney Stone, and this is something that I wanted to do. If you are not able to climb a lot of steps - then this isn't for you, though. The steps to the top are very steep and narrow. There wasn't too much of a wait, but the actual kiss takes only seconds as... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There was a lot to see here even in winter. The manor was closed but the castle and grounds were open. Plenty of stuff to take pictures of. The walk to the top was narrow. After climbing those stairs leaning over to kiss the stone made me dizzy. There was no wait so perhaps in the summer the wait for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Kissing the Blarney Stone was simply on my list of things to do in Ireland. The castle and the grounds were very nice and I enjoyed my visit. Nice view from the top of the castle. A buddy and I took a taxi from downtown Cork to visit the site. We just wanted to do a quick visit and not... More 

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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290 reviews 290 reviews
125 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If in ireland this is a must see and do, its a little difficult to actually kiss the Blarney Stone but you have to give it a try !

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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208 reviews 208 reviews
81 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Scary enough with the big drop beneath the stone, but good for some culture and a laugh with friends! Would recommend!

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Racine, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Kissed the Blarney Stone and now I am "cursed" with the gift of gab. One of those things you can say you did once at a St. Patricks Day party.

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