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Address: Ireland
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Blarney Castle, Cork City and Cobh Private Tour from Killarney
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The gift of gab

Apparently I won't have it. Beautiful castle and grounds. Nice waterfall. This was a must see for my friend. There was no line this time of year. I tried going up the stairs but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maureen C
Medford, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some people have putting their lips on a rock that thousands of others have as a bucket list item. Do it if you must. However, going to see the castle and grounds are completely worth it.

Thank NoIberostarFan
Medford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apparently I won't have it. Beautiful castle and grounds. Nice waterfall. This was a must see for my friend. There was no line this time of year. I tried going up the stairs but the higher you go the more narrow the stairway. I got claustrophobic towards the top so I backed out. Would have been an issue if there... More 

Thank Maureen C
woodburn, or
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was a great experience going to Ireland, seeing all the stone buildings, castles and views. the Blarney stone was an unique experience having to climb up to the top of the castle and the view was fantastic. The experience was different than what I had expected. well worth the price of admission and something I have shared many times since.

Thank ken m
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Skip the stone, you really want to put your mouth on something that 10,000 others have done? The line going back to the ship. The grounds are the real jewel.

Thank John S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

It was great to finally go to Blarney Castle and kiss the "stone". We were there at the end of the day around 5.30 pm and there was no queue. The spiral stairs you have to climb to get to the top of the castle where the stone is, are steep and built for small people so you need to... More 

Thank Krjosey
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Another one off the bucket list when we kissed the blarney stone. The gardens are beautiful and the steps up to the stone give you a fantastic view across Blarney.

Thank Paddy D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

The Blarney Castle and grounds were great! People know about kissing the Blarney Stone but the gardens surrounding them are spectacular

Thank Elkcub13
Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

All four of our family went up. One actually kissed the stone, and the other two blew kisses to the stone. The fourth did not want to risk cancelling out the gift, so just watched the others. Great fun!

Thank Jan D
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

So, I knew about having to kiss the Blarney stone laying down.....BUT....i didn't know how high in the tower you were....and how far back you had to lay down to get up-side-down to do it!! It was exhilarating, fun, scary....and a MUST DO if you are in the area. The line moves fast....thru a beautiful, old castle on spiral stone... More 

Thank realucfan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Worth the stand in line. You walk up the castle's spiral stairs to the top of the castle. Beautiful views. If you are claustrophobic this is not for you. The stairs get very narrow near the top and there is not much room to be able to allow someone up or down. The gentleman who helps you at the stone... More 

Thank Tammy F

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