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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...more
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We were in a tour group and were briefed about the Blarney stone and the time it required for our turn to kiss the stone. We decided not to and instead went around exploring the castle grounds. We had a lovely long walk right up...More
We were so impressed by this well preserved castle, it's beautiful gardens, cafe's and layout. Parking was a breeze, the staff were great, the castle itself was comparable to pretty much everything we have seen in Ireland. The stone is a must see, and kissing...More
What a place. It is a must while being in Cork. The castle grounds have a cave, poison garden, stables, cafe etc while the castle is pretty much intact from the old ages. It has so many rooms, the smallest and the most steepest stairs,...More
Beautiful gardens and of course that great experience to have kissed the Blarney Stone! We had a lovely day in here. Check out my video for tips before deciding to kiss the famous stone. Link on my profile.
Blarney Castle and Gardens was interesting for all the family however some older members of our group did not attempt the climb up the spiral stairs to the top. It is definitely best to get there early at opening times as the tour buses and...More
What a great visit. Climbed through the castle on our way to kissing the Blarney Stone, what fun. After that we walked the garden grounds and enjoyed lunch at the stables. Beautiful grounds and a very memorable day.
The main bus station in Cork is easy to get to from the train station and there are a number of buses running both to and from Blarney during the day. I’m not aware of buses that leave the train station for Blarney.
Response from Trollivier | Reviewed this property |
If there's not too much traffic that's about a 20 minutes ride. I think that would be reasonable. It's definitely worth it for sure! I'd advise you to go early, as there might be a long line to visit the castle. It's quite... More
If there's not too much traffic that's about a 20 minutes ride. I think that would be reasonable. It's definitely worth it for sure! I'd advise you to go early, as there might be a long line to visit the castle. It's quite slow when there's a lot of people.
We took the Irish Tours out of Dublin and it was great - loved the tour guide/driver Jim. The tour price included the entry fees for all the locations we stopped at - 3. The prices for tour was very reasonable. We had... More
We took the Irish Tours out of Dublin and it was great - loved the tour guide/driver Jim. The tour price included the entry fees for all the locations we stopped at - 3. The prices for tour was very reasonable. We had almost no wait for kissing the stone - I think that is based on the time of year you go. Was there just recently in October. We had a full week of great weather. Gardens are beautiful. Can't go wrong with a visit it here
Response from DonnamjCan | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Lots of people have answered but I'll answer too! The entrance can be a bit confusing so don't feel pressured when you are driving in there and just try and watch the signs really well when you go in and out!