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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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Blarney is a privately owned attraction whose attendance is apparently decreasing, but we didn't notice that on the day we went because it was packed full of tourists. We were... read more

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

Blarney is a privately owned attraction whose attendance is apparently decreasing, but we didn't notice that on the day we went because it was packed full of tourists. We were there on a beautiful day, and we were able to spend a lot of time walking the grounds and viewing the gardens. The first thing we did was head to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Blarney Castle is highly recommended as you can find there a lot of things. First of all is a place full of history and the visit of the castle itself is a good occasion to appreciate a stunning view (once you're on the top) of all the country area all around. Also, don't forget your photo equipment as the gardens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Each castle stop has some unique facet. For this stop we were amazed and the lovely grounds and gardens. Absolutely worth the stop. Spend some time meandering around the grounds and discovering some poison plants!

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Morden, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We had a great visit to Blarney castle. We of course went up to kiss the Blarney Stone. The line was LONG and the journey up was slow, but we met other people visiting the castle and enjoyed the entire experience. The stairs to climb the tower are narrow so I would suggest good footwear and reasonable mobility. There were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you are every in Ireland, the Blarney Castle & Gardens and of course kissing the Blarney Stone (no not a stone, the wall. To walk around and see the gardens, The Rock Close,the river with all the coins in it is amazing. But be in good health as it will test your fitness going all the way up the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a really beautiful castle and gardens. It is famous because of the stone, but it is an excellent site in its own right. We arrived around 3pm and there was only a wait of a few minutes to kiss the stone. I actually wasn't planning on doing it, but I guess I got caught in the excitement. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The gardens here are worth seeing - the Castle is exactly as you see on the reviews - and be aware - the stairs to get to the top are narrow and spiral. The views from the top are spectacular.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning gardens, the walk to the top was not to hard, and a great view from the top, we were fortunate enough to take a tour through the house as well. so much history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We did not walk up the 650 stairs of the castle to kiss the blarney stone. There was a very long waiting line. Of those who did, they did not think it was worth it....and they missed touring the lovely gardens; enjoying a nice refreshment; and visiting Blarney Woolen mills.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A wonderful site even for those who have no desire to climb to the top and kiss the famous Blarney Stone. There are many tours that will take you there, or you can catch the 215 Bus Eireann service from Cork's Parnell Place Bus Station and it is a pleasant 30 minute trip with services all day around 30 minute... More 

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

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