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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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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.