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Blarney Stone, County Cork
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To receive the gift of great skill at flattery, kiss Blarney Stone. A block of Carboniferous limestone set into the Blarney castle, the stone was built into the battlements in 1446. Admire the castle and its gorgeous gardens, but don't leave without honoring the old legend that anyone who kisses the limestone will become excellent at persuasion. Though the task is difficult, as you must lean over the parapet's edge backwards to reach the stone, millions of visitors have taken part in the age-old tradition. Add Blarney Stone and other attractions to your Blarney trip itinerary using our Blarney travel itinerary planner.
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  • Went on a group tour with family. The floors of the castle are non existent and you have to walk along an edge to reach the top. Learned my 10 is afraid of heights. Made it too the top where you can k...  more »
  • After climbing up stairs to the top of the castle we got to Kiss the Stone. For those of heights like myself I conquered that fear. I visited in with a bunch of friends and had a great time. Love the ...  more »
  • We visited Ireland in September/October, 2016 and rented a car to drive all over this beautiful country. When we got to the town of Blarney (which was quite nice!) we drove to Blarney Castle (which wa...  more »
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  • Where: Blarney Stone, Ireland What: An old castle, where Blarney used to live. We went to kiss the stone to get the gift of the gab. How was it: It was great. The timing couldn't be better with the colours during fall. We didn't purposely plan it this way, it was just happenstance. But if you have the choice and love fall, make sure to visit in October ! The weather is cool but the magnificent colours make up for it. Besides all of that, the castle is something. You can visit all the rooms inside and see how they lived years ago. The best is at the end when you get the view from the top and get to kiss the stone. You don't have to do it, but let's just say that would be like walking out to work in your pjs. Love this place and would definitely return, next time without the tour bus so we can spend more time ! Grade: Eli = 5, Serge = 5 Recommend: Yes, go to there !
  • Grounds are kept nice and tidy and provides a good few hours of navigating around and exploring. Castle itself isn't anything that HAS to be seen as it's only standing there to accommodate the stone. Unfortunately the house was closed. €13 pp. Judge yourself if it's worthwhile to kiss the stone or not.
  • I absolutely loved it. It is really pretty in the fall. My kids loved it my wife loved it it is the best place to go it very grand
  • Just beautiful the grounds are huge there are just not words to describe.
  • OK its cool and i did kiss the stone. But really so many wonderful beautiful historic castles and churches in England, I am not really sure why this was a priority.