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Blarney Stone, County Cork

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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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  • Apparently I won't have it. Beautiful castle and grounds. Nice waterfall. This was a must see for my friend. There was no line this time of year. I tried going up the stairs but the higher you go the ...  read more »
  • was a great experience going to Ireland, seeing all the stone buildings, castles and views. the Blarney stone was an unique experience having to climb up to the top of the castle and the view was fant...  read more »
  • The place is incredible, you feel in a movie of the medieval age. Can't help but kiss the stone upside down, it's a tradition!!
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  • Unless you are on some kind of mission from God, do not go and wait in the line for the Stone itself. Just wander the town. Walk the grounds. Great gardens. But if you get there and there's a long line for the stone already, skip it. Spend time in town instead. Blarney is beautiful and we wish we'd spent more time there and less time in line!
  • One of the 99 things a person must do before dying is kissing the Blarney stone. You will be bestowed the gift of eloquence they say. Also there is a certificate issued and photographs are available to testify ones bravery. Top tip: a must go if you have fear in heights to double up the adrenaline rush and so as the jitters.
  • A fun place, and a great experience when I visited this historic castle, with its ancient Stone. I don't know about the gift of eloquence that it gives, but I haven't stopped talking since! Certainly well worth kissing the Stone, but try to push to the back of your mind the fact that hundreds of thousands have kissed it before you. And try not to visit when it's raining, as I did. It's not pleasant lying backwards high up, while the rain pelts into your face, and up your nose!
  • I came to enjoy the pasta and the Tasha, cause she's so fine. Oh and the food was good too. Lol.
  • Had a great time there since I'm into how people lived before modern conveniences. Even managed to kiss the Blarney Stone! Hated to leave but we were on a tight schedule.
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