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Address: Ireland
09:00 - 18:30
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Kiss the Blarney Stone

If you're in the vicinity of Cork or Limerick a visit to Blarney Castle & the Blarney Stone is certainly worth it. The gardens are beautiful and the Castle fascinating. Getting up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rod W
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always wanted to visit and kiss the Blarney Stone, so was quite excited when i came here. But i was quite disappointed by it. the stone is located quite high up so it is not easily accessible. there is no big sign saying that it is the stone in fact i expected more of a notice or a sign.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in the vicinity of Cork or Limerick a visit to Blarney Castle & the Blarney Stone is certainly worth it. The gardens are beautiful and the Castle fascinating. Getting up to the stone is fun although would be difficult if you struggle with steps. We went in January and virtually had the Castle to ourselves, however in summer... More 

Thank Rod W
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in January when it was very quiet with no queues so we were stunned when we were charged €30 entrance for the two of us. I wonder do locals pay the same price? We tried to bargain but the desk lady was having none of it! The grounds were lovely to walk around in but I think most... More 

Thank Smassh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved everything about Ireland except for a contrary Leprechaun on the street in Dublin who refused to let us take a pic unless we paid him up front! The Blarney Stone is a bit of a gimmick, but hey, if you go to Ireland you have to kiss the Blarney Stone!

Thank Dreamsherewecome
West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The Blarney Stone is extremely mythological and it's at the top of the Blarney Castle. It's a tight spiral staircase to the top and the touristic thing to do is to lean backwards over a wall, extend one's arms, arch over and kiss the stone. The price for a pic is €35. I did not do the acrobatics, but found... More 

Thank DoloresJacoby
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

You hear about the Blarney stone all of your life and this was less than impressive. The castle itself is really small and really the hype is to get you to the top to kiss the Blarney stone. The stone is not remarkable and not even distinguished well. The workers at the top are less than enthusiastic. The entire process... More 

Thank Krista C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 kiss the stone for good luck. Great experience.

Thank Traveled2sa
Buckeye, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 castle and the stone.

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Delmar, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 was a highlight of the trip). Once inside Blarney Castle we trekked up the stairs (which seemed endless - NOT recommended for elderly or people... More 

Thank Edward2651
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Blarney Castle is a must see in Ireland and of course kissing the Blarney Stone is a once in a lifetime opportunity. My wife and I got to the castle right when it opened and we were the first two to climb the castle stairs and kiss the stone for the day. The staff at the top were fabulous and... More 

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