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Address: Blarney, Ireland
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+353 21 438 5252
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 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. LAST ADMISSION IS 30 MINS BEFORE CLOSING TIME

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A must see!!

This was a beautiful, so much more than just climbing to the top of the castle. The gardens were lovely and there were two play areas as well. We had a blast climbing around in... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a beautiful, so much more than just climbing to the top of the castle. The gardens were lovely and there were two play areas as well. We had a blast climbing around in the caves and woods.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been there quite awhile but i can still remember my experience. It's my first trip where walking is involve. I've really enjoyed it but i didn't realize that there is a lot of walking. Everything is green and beautiful coming from a land of snow! I've always wanted to see a castle. I've kissed the stone of Blarney where... More 

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Thank Jane M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well we found this Castle to be really fun. It is old, dating back to very old times hence it is not intact. You have to imagine what it must have been like as you travel through the now exposed to the outside floors of this castle. You learn its history which is fascinating in that it is an intricate... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Blarney Castle, where some chose to kiss the sacred stone in order to obtain the ‘gift of the gab’. I wandered around the grounds of the castle which I could have done all day. The weather was beautiful and there was so much to see!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very friendly and a lovely area for all the family to visit get some good food and have a little drink also

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such lovely grounds surround the castle. If you have no fear of heights, climb to the top of the castle- but be aware of how tiny the stairs are (and slick, with any humidity- as if Ireland has that, right?!) and use the handrails. The view from the top is great, and you can definitely kiss the blarney stone. However,... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would recommend to visit it once and forget then, nothing special. Price is 15 Eur for "nothing", many objects inside were closed

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Thank jeson2017
County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Give time to walk the grounds and gardens. Every season has something different to offer and worth the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the most interesting castles in Ireland. The area around the castle is vast and includes a poison garden as well which is really interesting. It is a must see in Ireland!

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The queues can be long to the castle and to kiss the Blarney Stone. We've been before and it was quite steep up to the top to see the stone. My nephew was 5 and so we decided not to go up this time. The gardens were beautiful and plenty to see. My 12 and 5 year old nephews said... More 

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