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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Steep walk to kiss the stone but worth it

Visited on a sunny view so the castle was stunning from ground level and from its top down. Surrounding gardens are worth a walk through by themselves. Effort to scale the 14th... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited on a sunny view so the castle was stunning from ground level and from its top down. Surrounding gardens are worth a walk through by themselves. Effort to scale the 14th century castle to kiss the stone was an effort but well worth it. Its a must do.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

What a beautiful place! I was petrified kissing the stone,you do this backwards!!! glad to say I came out in one piece. Everyone was so helpful and the views are simply stunning. Im so glad that I made it to Blarney the castle was beautiful. The little town has an array of shops and some fantastic pubs. You can get... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

One of the most terrifying yet amazing things i have ever done in my live. There is nothing like laying over a hole, backwards, high up in the air, to kiss a stone. The castle is amazing and the gardens are a nice relaxing walk. This is a Must See.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It's a stunning setting, the grounds are beautiful and the castle is picturesque. Three of us kissed the stone, aged 7 years to 60. We loved the climb up the stairs and the view of the property from the top of the castle. The kiss itself was nice, as others say they help you lay on your back and kiss... More 

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N. Providence
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82 reviews 82 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I kissed the Blarney Stone! Absolutely gorgeous area of the country. Worth the historic visit. Rolling green lawns, a river running thru. You will see wedding couples being photographed and horseback riders on the grounds.

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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We went on a family vacation. 4 years old through 40. There are stairs to climb, and the stone seems anticlimactic, but you won't regret it! Even the 8 year old kissed it.

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Hailey, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a very picturesque area and surprisingly serine! The Blarney Stone itself seems a bit of a sham with regards to getting a picture of it with a guy it, that and it really does look like the rest of the castle. We really enjoyed the views of the castle, the river walk and the gardens, it would be... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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34 helpful votes 34 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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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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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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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