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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Kissing the Blarney Stone

When in Ireland ... We visited on a Saturday in July. It was extremely busy with bus loads of tourists and a cruise ship in town. Granted not everyone actually climbs the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

When in Ireland ... We visited on a Saturday in July. It was extremely busy with bus loads of tourists and a cruise ship in town. Granted not everyone actually climbs the staircase to the stone. It was still a two hour time commitment from first lining up to coming down out of the castle. Thankfully our weather was excellent.... More 

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Scawby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The old castle has floor less rooms & a winding spiral staircase which requires some balance & bravery as you make your ascent. It was made easier by the queue up to the top but uber worth it & although I am not sure I have become more eloquent after kissing the stone but it was a great experience. The... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Even if you're not Irish, kissing the Blarney Stone is a must do for anyone who believes in magic. The grounds of the castle are just breathtaking and once you climb the stairs to the Blarney Stone, the vista will take your breath away. The stairs may be a challenge to some, but definitely worth the effort to reach the... More 

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went up the long stair case, along side a million other people, kissed the stone, had my photo taken - but decided it was an ok day, oh yes it rained alot

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Pickerington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There is no doubt you must visit the Blarney Stone and kiss it! The grounds leading to the Blarney Stone are beautiful and the castle is real! Ireland was on my bucket list and I had to do every iconic thing I had ever heard about Ireland. Some may think this is a little hocky but how could you not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We did a driving tour of Ireland and just had to visit Blarney Castle. We had to go up a lot of steps but this was worth it. Along the way up the stairs you can go off into rooms of the castle and then go back and go up more stairs. It felt like most people just chose to... More 

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Swansea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We arrived just after they opened as we were camping nearby so we missed all the tour buses, at 9.30am there were no queues at all and we went straight up to kiss the stone. It was scarier than it looks but it's one of those things you just have to do!

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

While traveling through Ireland, I had to stop and kiss the Blarney Stone. The line was long, but it moved fast. It was still worth the wait. If you travel through Ireland, the Blarney Stone needs to be on the list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stopped here around 4:00 in the afternoon and went right up to the top to kiss the stone no wait at all. After that we strolled around the beautiful grounds which we practically had to ourselves.

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Beech Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Got to kiss the stone during my wife and my trip driving around Ireland. We went right before closing time and got to see everything without the crowd. The caves under the castle and the poison garden was rally cool to see. This was one of the only castles that we paid to go into and it is definitely worth... More 

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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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