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Address: Blarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 21 4385252
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Situated 8km from Cork City, this historic castle is most famous for...

Situated 8km from Cork City, this historic castle is most famous for its stone, which has the traditional power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it. The word Blarney was introduced into the English language by Queen Elizabeth I and is described as pleasant talk, intended to deceive without offedning. The stone is set in the wall below the battlements, and to kiss it one has to lean backwards (grasping an iron railing) from the parapet walk.

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Much more than kissing the stone

Arrive early and plan to spend the day at this charming and interesting park. There are beautiful gardens, including a unique poison garden featuring all sorts of "poisonous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrive early and plan to spend the day at this charming and interesting park. There are beautiful gardens, including a unique poison garden featuring all sorts of "poisonous" plants, and lovely paths through forests, fairy sites and of course the castle itself. If you can manage to avoid the tour buses that would be good but the property is so... More 

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Lanham, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If in Ireland, why not visit the Blarney Castle, and maybe kiss the Blarney Stone. I didn't kiss anything except my girlfriend. The stone is a grimy wall in a slot below the roof that you have to bend down while on your back to kiss. Me? Nah. My adventure was climbing the narrow staircases to get up there. Being... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great time exploring the castle and grounds. Lots of things to see! Climbing to the top to kiss the Blarney Stone is quite a trek and not for the faint of heart or those with fears of heights or enclosed spaces. The view at the top is breathtaking. The grounds are beautiful and there are several paths to... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's much more than kissing the stone. The gardens, waterfalls, views from the castle are all beautiful Consider it a day in a beautiful peaceful city park. So, only go if it's a nice day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You go to Blarney, you have to go to the Castle and then you must kiss the stone. Get there earl before the bus tours arrive and the castle and the stone are not the only attractions. Take a stroll around the gardens. Worth a visit

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was here in July 2013. Arrived as site opened. Still had a line but it did NOT wind all the way down the hill to the parking lot as it did when we left around 1 PM. As we made our way up 100 narrow stairs, peaked into restored halls, and gazed out the rare window opening, we had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The poison garden, the witches stone and kitchen, caves, wishing waterfalls. I could have stayed all day. The castle is fabulous and of course you must kiss the stone. Although that can be a little daunting, I'm so glad I did it. I believe the pictures were around €10-15. Make sure you take the time to look around the castle.....,and... More 

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here really loved it and a definite must kiss the stone recommended it pushes your limits but really good to have done it, the castle is fantastic and the grounds wonderful true Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thanks to our guide of today Jennifer and the bus driver Larry ! This day tour was just great and awakened my enthousiasm and interest in the Irish culture, history and people ! Jennifer kept us hooked with her stories, Irish legends etc. Thanks to both of you for your good mood, jokes and Irish humor !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle dates from before 1200 when a wood home was believed to have been built. Around 1210 it was replaced with a stone fortress. The current castle is a partial ruin with accessible rooms and battlements. At the top of the castle is the "Stone of Eloquence" or commonly know as the "Blarney Stone." Tourists lie on their backs... More 

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