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Blarney Castle & Gardens: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Monacnapa, Blarney, Cork T23 Y598, Ireland
+353 21 438 5252
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I wasn't enthused about stopping at Blarney Castle & Gardens; I had seen enough, and it was near the end of our trip. I was so wrong! OMGosh! Blarney Castle and Gardens is superbly cared for and stunningly beautiful! I was blown away but just...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hgt_wandera
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yes, go, experience the aura. If you don't wish to join the line and climb to the top to kiss the Blarney Stone, no worries. You can stay on the ground and experience the Badger Cave, Poison Garden and the etceteras. This is Ireland, check...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tony T
Reviewed yesterday

While kissing the Blarney stone is something to do for fun, seeing the castle and grounds is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. The view from the top of the castle was amazing. It was not easy at our age to kiss the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn't know what to expect of Blarney castle. It was a pleasant visit. October sees smaller crowds and shorter lines. Only a short wait at the top to see the blarney stone. The gardens around the castle are beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Fred F
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you ever get to Ireland, be sure to visit the Blarney Castle. The views and scenery are absolutely magnificent. Be sure to take the opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone when you're there. There are 100 steps to climb before you get to the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Blarney Castle has always been on my bucket list, even as a child in Waterford. My wife and I took the opportunity, when staying in Cork, to visit this place of legend and Irish History. The Blarney Stone is reputed to provide those who kiss...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank discovery47
Reviewed 2 days ago

Finding so many of the “tourist” must sees, commercialised money spinners, aimed largely at the coach holiday visitors, we hesitantly put Blarney Castle on our list. Not for the feint hearted, the climb to the top is steep, narrow and somewhat claustrophobic, just as a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lovethesoundofthesea
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting place to visit, even kiss the stone, lots of history to see, climbing to the top not for the faint hearted, but worth it

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The parks and gardens around the castle were magnificent and we could have spent a long time exploring these, but had limited time on our tour. A quick walk inside the castle was all we managed but the vista from the castle was fantastic.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HappyTourist303
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely grounds to walk around. I will say climbing the castle to the Blarney Stone can prove challenging if you have mobility issues, or don’t care for confined spaces. Would suggest more cautionary signs so others can be aware.fun experience though.

Date of experience: October 2019
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21 August 2019|
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Response from Blarney C | Property representative |
Hi, you need to get the no.215 bus which departs from cork city to Blarney. timetables and pick up locations can be found at bus eireanns website.
Arthur R
28 July 2019|
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Response from Blarney C | Property representative |
Yes, thats no problem.
26 May 2019|
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Response from 312damianb | Reviewed this property |
Good news. I emailed the castle and they found the photo and sent it to . Really amazing service!!