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Reviewed 4 days ago

Prior to my first ever trip to Ireland last week, the only thing I knew to do there was to kiss the Blarney stone, so naturally I put it on my list of things to see and do. Judging from the crowds, so do most...More

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everybody goes to kiss the Blarney Stone, but the best feature is the Poison Plant Garden. Take your time, read the explanations, and learn a bit of very interesting History. Who knew???

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent bed and breakfast. Sometimes you look at photos and are disappointed when you actually arrive. No this accommodation is first class. Would certainly recommend and if were returning to Cork this would be my first choice. Food was superb. Recommended by the owner to...More

Thank Holiday2027
Reviewed 6 days ago

The grounds are 5 star. Lots and lots to see and very pleasant to walk round. If that is all you go for you'll have a fab day (even though the features are all fakes!). If you want to see Blarney Castle expect to queue...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you have to lie on your back and hang upside down I found it difficult. I could not go back far enough to reach the stone so didn't actually kiss it. Also I missed taking a photo of my husband doing thus as one...More

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Visited here as part of a tour of Ireland a few years ago...of all my memories of this trip the Blarney Stone was the only disappointment...after queuing you will be held by two men and lowered backwards to kiss the stone, nothing else there so...More

5  Thank Marylilac
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Blarney castle is a must see when in county cork. This was my first castle and I wasn’t disappointed. Kissing the stone is an awkward experience but once you get over the fact that thousands of others kissed the stone too it’s well worth the...More

Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Who knows if the lump of stone that visitors are lowered precariously to kiss is real and the thing itself is seriously unimpressive, glimpsed briefly upside down as you strain to reach it without falling down the gap in front of it. But who cares,...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 12 May 2018

One cannot come to Ireland and not visit Blarney castle at least once to see and/or kiss the stone. I was determined not to kiss something that had a thousands kisses applied to it, but ventured up that torturous spiral staircase (no railing just a...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 12 May 2018

The castle and grounds are so amazing that I guess you could skip the stone, but why would you? The climb up is not for the faint of heart or those that don't like heights, but put that aside and head on up! The gentlemen...More

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Catherine W
26 June 2017|
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Response from Blarney C | Property representative |
Hi, the age limit is 8 but if the staff feel a child under 8 is confident and happy to do it then its no problem.
Maggie M
24 September 2016|
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Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
It depends, we went early in the morning and we were behind a couple tour bus groups. We waited in line about an hour. I heard some one say that late afternoon was good because that's when all the buses are gone. Still the... More
22 July 2016|
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Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
You can view the castle from the grounds, but I am fairly sure the only way to view the interior is to stand in line to kiss the stone.