Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney

Steeped in legend, Blarney Castle & Gardens boast a mystical stone claiming supernatural power to endow anyone who kisses it with the gift of great eloquence. You can test this legend by kissing the stone while hanging upside-down from the top of the castle's tower. Once you capture the power of this magical stone, tour the castle's extensive gardens, featuring several natural rock formations with whimsical names like "Druid's Circle" and "Witch's Cave." As you follow the grassy paths, try to spot different kinds of ferns growing here, some of which are the tallest of their kind in Ireland. Check online for a printable map of the castle's grounds, and take advantage of discounts by booking your tickets in advance. To visit Blarney Castle & Gardens on your holiday in Cork, and find out what else Cork has to offer, use our Cork.
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  • The Blarney Castle is one of the most impressive castles in Ireland. The path to the entrance crosses a beautiful garden that permit an amazing view of the architecture. If you go by low season you...  more »
  • This is worth a visit just to say you saw the Blarney Stone and castle. The grounds are really beautiful and quite a bit of area to see. BUT, It is very expensive for admission and then on top of....  more »
  • My family of 4 stopped in Blarney on the way from Cork to Killarney. We arrived mid-morning and spend much of the afternoon walking the grounds, seeing the castle and of course, kissing the Blarney.....  more »
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  • Okay, I did the tourist thing and kissed the Blarney Stone. It was a pretty fun. You have to be able to climb and descend some pretty narrow stairs. The view at the top is amazing. When you kiss the Blarney stone you are held by two men, upside and backwards to kiss the stone. If you look underneath where they are having you kiss you see what looks like antlers stacked at the bottom. It was kind of thrilling. Ireland is a beautiful country, with wonderful people I will keep in my heart forever!
  • Went early Decembre when it was quiet with no ques. Enjoyed the walk around the castle, kissed a stone, saw some cool rocks an small waterfalls. Worth a visit.
  • Amazing gardens well maintained and lots of paths and routes you can pick. The caves and castle are beautiful and well kept
  • Great gardens with a lot of species of plants.
  • So you don't have to kiss the blarney Stone to enjoy this beautiful castle. The grounds and gardens are beautiful. Well worth walking around and plan on spending at least an hour and a half in the gardens.

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