Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney

Steeped in legend, Blarney Castle & Gardens boast a mystical stone claiming supernatural power to endow anyone who kisses it with the gift of great eloquence. You can test this legend by kissing the stone while hanging upside-down from the top of the castle's tower. Once you capture the power of this magical stone, tour the castle's extensive gardens, featuring several natural rock formations with whimsical names like "Druid's Circle" and "Witch's Cave." As you follow the grassy paths, try to spot different kinds of ferns growing here, some of which are the tallest of their kind in Ireland. Check online for a printable map of the castle's grounds, and take advantage of discounts by booking your tickets in advance. To visit Blarney Castle & Gardens on your holiday in Cork, and find out what else Cork has to offer, use our Cork trip planner .
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  • Ok so I’ve heard and seen fab reviews about this castle and was very excited to visit. Although the gardens were beautiful I was disappointed with the entry cost $18 Euros per person to see a very dil...  more »
  • We might have had to delve into the "kissing of the stone" but we're too sober for that anyway. No crowds at all at this time of year, within the hour again by the car. It was a nice stop on the way.
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  • It's a very nice place to place time and relax while having a nice walk however few of there staff are just shocking bad and very rude. The shop nice very reasonable prices however few of the staff need to learn hygiene handling money and then pulling ice cream without gloves or even washing there hands
  • So you don't have to kiss the blarney Stone to enjoy this beautiful castle. The grounds and gardens are beautiful. Well worth walking around and plan on spending at least an hour and a half in the gardens.
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