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“A well worth trip ”

Blarney Castle & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Blarney
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 described as pleasant talk, intended to deceive without offedning. The stone is set in the wall below the battlements, and to kiss it one has to lean backwards (grasping an iron railing) from the parapet walk. LAST ADMISSION IS 60 MINS BEFORE CLOSING TIME
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Blarney castle was amazing from start to finish. When we arrived , the staff could not have been nicer . They gave us a map on the grounds which showed us exactly where to go.

There was also a lovely cafe offering tea, coffee and lovely cakes

Thank Claire K
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Went to Ireland for 8 days and Blarney Castle was my favorite day. The grounds were beautiful. Gorgeous gardens, amazing castle, beautiful landscaping, tasty treats, and even loved the gift shop. Everyone that goes to Ireland needs to see this place.

1  Thank Jose D
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Now I know a lot of people like to kiss the Blarney Stone but just to walk around the grounds and see the grounds and wildlife is something to behold
Blarney is a great little village with great pubs and shops and the welcome there is second to none
A must see folks for young and not so young

1  Thank marrtino
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to visit. We climbed the steps and kissed the stone. Stunning scenery and gardens and an amazing place to visit.

Thank LindaE479
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Very pretty gardens and a nice castle, with some great views!!

Climbing up the castle is an extremely steep staircase, winding with very narrow steps, which many people would struggle with, its just a pity that there is not a sign at the bottom warning of this.

Relatively easy location to get to altough very poor signs on the road directing from the road to the castle. There is loads of parking on arrival to the location.

The entry fee is also very expensive for what is being received, as a student i was surprised to be charged so much to entre a national historical site.

Thank jamjo1
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