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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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Just to walk the grounds and climb the castle, reading the informative plaques along the way was worth the price of admission. The queue up the castle and around to the actual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Just to walk the grounds and climb the castle, reading the informative plaques along the way was worth the price of admission. The queue up the castle and around to the actual stone was long and excruciatingly slow. Was really anti-climactic for me personally, but almost everyone wanted to plant one on the no doubt slimy stone. No thanks. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of those "must-do" attractions in Ireland. Kissing the Blarney Stone is not only a famous thing to do, but it is also a unique and memorable experience. Unfortunately, a lot of other people have the same idea, so this place can get pretty crowded. The line to kiss the stone can get pretty long. The best approach... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Climb the stairs and prepare to kiss the blarney stone. Take a look at the awesome views you see from atop the castle wqll. the gardens are beautiful as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

the castle is nice but the funniest thing is that the garden is my favourite thing about the castle. I went to visit the place many time and everytime the garden got bigger and bigger it will take you a good afternoon to visit all of it.

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Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely village, the grounds are spectacular. Don't skip the climb to the top of the castle. It's cool, mildly scary and you have tinderbox the ground, scoot backward and trust the fella helping you. Do it ! Get the photo, check it off the list. It's worth it!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Forget the stone kissing hype; That's fine on its own. The real reason to come to this great estate is the gardens. Beautifully laid out and various themes to enjoy; it is a day out in it's own right. Of course one can add the legends and the real fun is then in the realms of your own imagination.

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Provo, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We came and had very high expectations due to all the other reviews. The line was pretty long to go up to the stone and the whole picture taking experience was very amusement park-esque. Not worth the hype. If it was less crowded than maybe more enjoyable but still it felt like mini America. Everyone around us was American and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Came here with the family during our trip across the country. We've seen several castles in Europe, UK and Ireland and this one was one of the nicer ones. We did stand in line to go to the top to kiss the Blarney Stone. :-)

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great place to take kids. The castle had a prison and cave to explore underneat. Plenty to do and the gardens are beautiful. We went at the end of the day and there was hardly anyone there. No lines to the stone. Worth it for sure!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When you're in Ireland you gotta see the Blarney Castle and Kiss the stone. It was a rainy and cold day when we went but enjoyable nevertheless. The picture of you kissing the stone is a bit expensive but that's to be expected.

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