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Address: Blarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 21 4385252
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Description: Situated 8km from Cork City, this historic castle is most famous for its...
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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We weren't going to stop because we had such hype, but decided to go anyway as it was on the road north. We were so glad we went, the castle is beautiful, okay kissing the stone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We weren't going to stop because we had such hype, but decided to go anyway as it was on the road north. We were so glad we went, the castle is beautiful, okay kissing the stone is hokey, but so what. The gardens are beautiful, the house worth a visit or at least a look. The ticket price is steep... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I was prepared for a corny sight but was pleasantly surprised. the grounds of the castle are calming and beautiful. everything is perfectly kept and there are walks of various lengths to take. we did all the walk except the long woodland walk. Line for the stone moved very fast , so fast did not get to look at what... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

When in Ireland, kiss the Blarney stone. Is this the first tourist trap? For over 200 years people have been coming to Blarney castle, climbing the steep spiral staircase to the roof to kiss a stone. I have spent the last two weeks driving all around Ireland & Northern Ireland and the amazing number of ruins, tower houses & castles... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Blarney Castle (ruins) and, in particular, the famous "stone" -- which looks like a slab of concrete are very much overrated!! The 2 hour wait, coupled with a climb of over 100 narrow circular steps to get an opportunity to bend over backwards to kiss a slab of rock is way over rated. Look for something more meaningful to do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Although we didn't really need to get 'the gift of the gab' we couldn't let the opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone go amiss. The stone stairway gets narrower as you climb to the top of the castle so you really do have to take care. There's a man there to help you into position and someone else there taking... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Blarney Castle is amazing with the Blarney Stone to kiss at the top of the climb. Not an easy climb for older people. Take your time because the stone and the views are worth it. The Blarney House tour is beautiful and reasonable. The grounds and gardens are not to be missed. Many paths to walk and see excellent flora,... More 

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A must for anyone visiting Ireland, climb the steps to the top of the tower, lie down on your back an kiss and stone. Always a good laugh and a must. Don't forget to have your photo taken. I would recommend it

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great day, plan to be there early in the day so you can see Blarney House as well. Great location for picnic and enjoy fhe trails and gardens. Visit the Woolen mills shop.

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Dripping Springs, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Blarney Stone is on the top of a castle and the line to get there can be very long, plus then you have all those stairs to climb. We opted not to do that, also considering the horror stories about sanitation! But the castle grounds and gardens are quite nice, including a poison garden labeled with all the poisonous... More 

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is absolutely worth a visit! The grounds are GORGEOUS, and there are so many gardens to walk around and appreciate. Even a horse graveyard! and a nice river side walk. My husband and I went to walk up to kiss the Blarney stone but it was so busy and people coming down said they had waited 45 minutes to... More 

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Address: Blarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 21 4385252
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Blarney

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