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Address: Blarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 21 4385252
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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A Magnificent Castle & Beautiful Gardens

Your Cross through a beautiful garden & a pretty stream on the way to Blarney Castle! We were lucky because although it was a cool day, the sun was shining! The Castle is I ruins... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Your Cross through a beautiful garden & a pretty stream on the way to Blarney Castle! We were lucky because although it was a cool day, the sun was shining! The Castle is I ruins but it's interesting to see! Than after visiting the Poisons Gardens .....we climbed up the circular winding stairway up to the top. Beside the magnificent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Despite the pouring rain, the walk through the well manicured gardens was lovely. There was a large line that moved quite slowly and wound round the spiral staircase in the tower and up to the Blarney Stone. The area itself has large metal bars that will prevent you from falling backwards down the hole. There's also a man to hold... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A place in Ireland i think you must go to. The Queue to kiss the stone can be a long one (over a hour in your case) so if you are tight for time must think what you do. the grounds and house are good so there is more to do then the castle.then there is the Largest Irish shop.only... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you’re pressed for time, don’t think of the gardens as merely the second-best thing to do in Blarney. The gardens themselves are well worth the trip. There’s the occasional megalithic structure, specialized gardens such as the Irish Garden and the Poison Garden (which is exactly what it sounds like). There are paths that wander through bowers in the forest... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you happen to be in the neighbourhood the Blarney Castle is definitely a great spend the day - not for the sake of the Blarney stone, which supposedly gifts whoever kisses it with magical powers but because the castle is well-preserved, is an example of an Irish tower castle and is surrounded by truly vast, beautiful gardens. I especially... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the castle and the beautiful gardens. We were fortunate to also be able to tour the house which is only open 3x a year. If you can deal with heights and looking upside down to kiss the Blarney Stone then I recommend it.

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Robbiate, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only a short bus ride from the city of Cork, on one of the rare sunny days, we visited Blarney Castle. Even though the motive was obviously to "kiss the Stone", we had not expected the marvel that the surrounding park and gardens turned out to be! The Fern Garden is one of most suggestive spots I have ever visited:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited in mid June 2016, on an average day for weather, with some sun and showers. Spent two and a half hours in the queue to kiss the stone. Gardens nice and a couple of good food options. On a positive note, it seems to have worked, and I am more charming than ever!

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Killyleagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

well worth a visit when in cork just a few miles out of cork city roughly about 12 euro per adult but beware of long queues sometimes you get straight up to top quickly but other times there is a long queue we waited one hour from castle entrance to stone but the cashier will usally advise you of waiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So great to get to visit the Blarney Castle. Lots of people and lots to see. Hope you can make it here one day. Beautiful flowers everywhere

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