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Blarney Stone

Ireland
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“bucket list” (21 reviews)
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"poison garden"
in 36 reviews
"bucket list"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 24 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
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"afraid of heights"
in 12 reviews
"winding steps"
in 5 reviews
"tour buses"
in 12 reviews
"interesting castle"
in 5 reviews
"long line"
in 10 reviews
"gift shop"
in 17 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 9 reviews
"stand in line"
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"unique experience"
in 6 reviews
"worth the climb"
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"backwards"
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"blarney"
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"ireland"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience we brought some people visiting us to see the famous stone. Great ruins and lots of interesting things to see. Would recommend this for kids too lots of space to run around. Make sure to visit when the weather is...More

Thank myholidayadventures1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So... Blarney is a little ways from Dublin, but, it's TOTALLY worth the trip! We did a day trip/tour to Cork, so there were other stops along the way, but the Blarney Castle grounds are beautiful. And we went in January! I can't imagine what...More

1  Thank clark r
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Had a great time here.Climbed the tower first to reach the Stone and kiss it. Take your time on the stairs as steep and narrow.The view is beautiful.Has really nice gardens and stopped and an ice cream on the way out.

Thank Joanne H
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to Blarney Castle it is definitely worth a visit . The stable yard cafe is really lovely with brilliant staff . Kissing the Blarney Stone was a great experience and there was a photo opportunity. The gift shops had plenty of...More

Thank Justin F
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

well worth a visit, interesting castle and gardens, very nice restaurant on site, lovely walks in garden.

Thank kast1963
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is fun to do just to do it. You have to overcome the angle at which you are put at to kiss it and overcome any germ issues you might have. We came right after a good rain so we can pretend it was...More

Thank Curious_Chemist
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We were here just after the worst storm for years - trees down, couldn't visit the gardens so had to settle for just castle and 'the stone' - it has to be done! Quite a hike to the top of the castle with very steep...More

Thank gailSheringham
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Arriving in Autumn and straight off the jet in Shannon on our way to Cork... and, after more than a dozen trips to Ireland I finally agreed to stop at Blarney Castle and kiss the ol' stone. There are also more than a dozen legends...More

Thank Ellen F
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

There were over 125 narrow steps to get to the Blarney Stone. Some people were obviously rather foolish to attempt the climb since there was no turning back. I went up but did not bother kissing the Blarney stone, just wanting to take photos and...More

Thank Betula103
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

The origins of the Blarney Stone May be a load of Blarney, but it’s definitely worth doing. The castle it’s self is quite impressive. The stone is high up in the ramparts, but there is someone there to help you. The castle grounds are very...More

Thank Colin R
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Catherine W
27 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.
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Maggie M
25 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
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filthiestfish
23 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.
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