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Blarney Stone

Address: Ireland
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Ranked #26 of 201 Attractions in County Cork
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: Yes
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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Rogers, Arkansas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
56 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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279 reviews 279 reviews
123 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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82 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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32 attraction reviews
2,000 helpful votes 2,000 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Okay, to some it may be just a stone but it's all in good fun whether you believe in its magical powers or not. Besides, where else could you kiss a stone by dangling off battlements while a kind Irishman holds on to your legs?

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What beautiful grounds the Blarney Castle has! We thoroughly enjoyed our walk from the entrance to the actual castle and stone. Getting to the stone entails climbing some narrow stone steps but we are of just average fitness and had no difficulty. Although to kiss the stone you have to lie on your back over an open gap to the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and I did this while we were on our honeymoon on the CIE Taste of Ireland Tour. To the people who say it is a crumbled down castle and it is actually 109 narrow steps. The castle was rebuilt in 1446, of course it is dated and it is a castle how else could you get to the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was my second visit to the Blarney Stone and my first in summer. I would recommend going in summer as the surrounding gardens are beautiful in the summer and worth exploring. It is a bit of a climb up the castle to be able to kiss the stone and not recommended to those who are afraid of heights. A... More 

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