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Blarney Castle & Gardens

Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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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
Blarney, Ireland
+353 21 438 5252
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Reviewed yesterday

When we visited we didn't actually go up to kiss the stone since the line was super long and the thought of kissing a stone touched by thousands of others. The grounds themselves though are really pretty and make for a great walk. The castle...More

Thank Marsi M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Blarney castle is one of the best preserved castles with beautiful gardens surrounding it. This is a must visit when in Ireland.

Thank DJdK_SA
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was raining and cold the day we visited, so I will try to filter that out. We are 68 and 70 years of age, so we did not attempt to kiss the Blarney Stone. Our tour group leader told us the steps would be...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am claustrophobic and a bit germophobic, so the thought of climbing up to kiss an old stone made no sense... especially since the que was 1.5 hours! So my son and I walked around the grounds. The poisonous plants were interesting and the fern...More

Thank johndavid2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the Blarney castle for the day! Our cruise ship docked in Cobh. We took a train to cork then a bus to Blarney!! Very easy trip! The castle grounds were beautiful and the line to the top of castle moved rather quickly! Took...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this real castle, beautiful gardens also, wish I had more time to spend here, we were on a tour and only had 2 hours. would recommend as a must see spot

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This really is a good day out. There is plenty to explore in the castle gardens. The castle itself was beautiful however, it was extremely busy and we queued the whole way round the castle up to blarney stone. It can get quite claustrophobic queuing...More

Thank GemM120
Reviewed 2 days ago

The key to Blarney is to go early in the morning when they open - we were there the first week of August 2018 and went on a Monday. It opens at 9 AM and we got there around 9:30. Plenty of parking and we...More

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely visit to Blarney castle, indeed I’ve been there many times but never had time to enjoy the gardens. We were disappointed the house was not open there was lots of visitors around but the house closed. The cafe was very nice...More

Thank rose b
Reviewed 3 days ago

WE enjoyed this stop wish we had more time to explore all the Gardens. The Blarney stone is A GREAT TREAT. I ENJOYED IT

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Jon R
16 August 2018|
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Response from DonnamjCan | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Lots of people have answered but I'll answer too! The entrance can be a bit confusing so don't feel pressured when you are driving in there and just try and watch the signs really well when you go in and out!
Jon R
16 August 2018|
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Response from BuckinPA | Reviewed this property |
There was parking for motor coaches, so I'm thinking they could park your motorhome.
1 August 2018|
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Response from Anna W | Reviewed this property |
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