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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A Must!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Kristopher B
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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22 helpful votes 22 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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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
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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