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Blarney Stone

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Reviewed November 26, 2018

At the bottom of the castle, my daughter and I were asked, "Are you going to kiss the stone?" Yep, we replied because how hard can it be to kiss a stone, Right? So, after climbing 90 ft up a narrow, spiral stairway you arrive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

I finally got to Ireland and climbed to the top up the windy scary spiral staircase and kissed the Blarney Stone. I’m not going to lie it was scary but it was invigorating to finally get here and check it off my list! Gift of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

The line to get to the stone is long and tedious, no matter when you go (though I'm sure if you get there right as they open, you won't have to wait as long). They have some informational plaques to read while you wait in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

What a amazing chance to visit this beautiful site and beautiful gardens. Climbing to the top of this castle was a little difficult because it was raining and stairs are narrow and very winding but when you are at the top it’s a incredible view...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank edgie4o
Reviewed October 14, 2018

It is a must stop - to see and kiss the Blarney Stone. Easy to find, with a nice big parking lot (free)! This place is so much more than just the Blarney Stone; the grounds, the castle, the other structures and locations. It was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Don't take your dogs here because despite what the websites say your can't take them in the gardens anymore, it's changed. I wouldn't of minded a wasted journey if it wasn't for the very rude and unsympathetic man on the ticket desk!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joski
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We had a private tour when we arrived by cruise in Cobh. Our tour guide got us to the castle and we were the first in line before all the tour buses. We were the 1st to the top and I was the 1st tourist...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

It is definitely for the tourists, but now I can have my bragging rights that I kissed the stone. We went late and had no wait, but there were signs out that it could take an hour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Megan F
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The castle is amazing but the grounds and Blarney house are an absolute must to visit. Make sur you have enough time to see the grounds and go early if possible to avoid the coach tours the shop at the end is great for gifts...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank siobhan082
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Blarney Castle is just out of Cork City. The Blarney Stone is at the top of the castle. They said it would take an hour to climb to the top, but it only took us about 45 minutes. The weather was drizzly, so I bought...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 12, 2018|
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Response from Blarney C | Property representative |
Hi, you can purchase your ticket in advance on our website at a cheaper rate or buy on arrival. December is a very quiet month and our opening times are 9am - 4pm.
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October 18, 2018|
Response from KCVBoston | Reviewed this property |
Sorry wish I could tell you, but I’m not sure.
July 22, 2018|
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Response from KCVBoston | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine. The line doesn’t move very quickly anyway.