Blarney castle is on many beautiful acres. There is a river that flows near the castle and its sounds are mesmerizing. The path to enter the castle leads up several narrow, winding stone steps to the Blarney Stone. To kiss it, one has to hang partially upside down while the ground several stories down is visible. I was not at all disappointed as the castle is exactly what I pictured a medieval castle to be. With a little imagination, one can imagine what this castle must have been like 500 years ago.