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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Kissing the Blarney Stone

At top of blarney castle €13 admission, very steep steps up to it, not recommended if claustrophobic to scared of heights, quite a scary experience kissing the stone, but you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Bournemouth
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Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

At top of blarney castle €13 admission, very steep steps up to it, not recommended if claustrophobic to scared of heights, quite a scary experience kissing the stone, but you don't have to do this

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Adelaide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great experience but there can be long waits.We went early and people flowed through easily.You can look at the gardens after the experience and that is well worthy of the time.The other trap appears to be if cruise ships are in,the waiting time can really blow out.They seem to be able to skip the main line somehow?

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Spring Hill, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I was not going to kiss the Blarney stone, but once I got up to the top of the castle, my thoughts of all the germs left me and I just did it! So glad I did! They take a great picture of you doing it, that you are able to purchase at the bottom of the castle! So much... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

it seemed silly, but the experience was worth the wait in line. You get to meander up the staircase and view the actual rooms and take breathtaking photos. As you climb higher, the beauty alone is well worth your time. The line went pretty fast, however. maybe 20 minute wait? You could take your own pictures at the stone if... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Recently visited Ireland and wen to the Blarney Stone Castle. You must cllimb approx. 150 steps to get to the top. The stairs get narrower as you climb up. It was well worth it. In order to kiss the stone. --- you lay down and put your ahead over the side and kiss up toward the stone. Of course you... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As tourists we had heard about kissing the stone, which is really good fun. The castle and grounds are also good fun to explore. Many photo oppurtunity were had, as well as the perfect photo kissing the stone.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As you go along the steep stairs ( small steps because I have big feet! ), you'll notice a lot of written names and words engraved on the castle stone walls. It got me thinking tourists doesn't have the time to do this, those names or words were there hundreds of years ago. I imagined what life was like during... More 

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wangaratta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

To visit this is a waste of time and effort! It was difficult to find the right road to get to the village of Blarney from Cork! The massive queue and the numerous steep steps to reach the top of the old castle ruin was a let down once reached! You have to lay down and reach backwards down towards... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A friend told us it was boring and she didnt go up into the tower when she visited. So, we almost skipped it. Thank goodness we didn't! It was the best part of the trip so far. The stairs were not that steep nor did it seem that there were as many as reported. We made it up and down... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The castle was honestly one of my favorites in SW Ireland. We went at 3:00 on a thursday and there was virtually no line (4 people in front of us). The grounds were bigger than I anticipated so give yourself at least a couple of hours to explore.

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Address: Address: Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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