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Blarney Stone

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Reviewed yesterday

I've been told a already possess the 'gift of the gab' but gave the stone a kiss anyway, just for fun and why not while you are visiting the castle. Beautiful castle amongst some wonderful gardens.

Thank seanbL38UT
Reviewed yesterday

Not only was it great fun to climb the Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone but the gardens and walk were spectacular! It rained the day we were there but it didn't deter us from enjoying the day!

Thank carolpW4452HC
Reviewed 2 days ago

the grounds are amazing and it's a fun story to go home and talk about. Definitely worth the trip from Dublin.

Thank Jess F
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are going to the Blarney Castle and Gardens, you must go to the top of the castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. A tight, twisty squeeze to the top and back with very uneven steps. Do not attempt this if you have trouble...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is huge with lots to do if you do not mind walking. The main attraction would be the castle and walking to the top. Just make sure you are not to large or tall and it should be an easy walk up to...More

Thank devill1183
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are going to kiss the Blarney Stone get there first thing in the morning, no wait. The tour buses are not there yet. You can then spend the rest of day exploring the gardens.

Thank Elkcub13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather was perfect when I visited. The gardens are exceptional and spring is the most perfect time to visit. To get to the top of the castle to see the stone is a bit of a climb but well worth it and the castle...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Allow yourself enough time to tour the beautiful gardens. We arrived approximately 30 minutes before closing and barely had enough time to climb the spiral staircase to kiss the stone. The view from The top of the castle is absolutely breathtaking!

Thank notevenkay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We almost skipped the Blarney Castle and kissing the Blarney Stone for fear it would be altogether hokey, but it was a lot of fun! You have to lie down on your back, grab two vertical bars and actually slide downwards upside down in order...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Blarney Castle on April 12, 2017. This was not our first visit, but it was a first for my kids. They really enjoyed climbing the spiral staircase and kissing the Blarney Stone. Walking around the various rooms and viewing the countryside from the...More

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Maggie M
How long in line?
25 September 2016|
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
What if for whatever reason you don't want to kiss the stone but want to visit the castle? Can one view the castle and avoid the long line to kiss the stone? My mother is not fit enough to climb all those stairs.
23 July 2016|
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Response from catbird40319 | Reviewed this property |
May be too late. But you can walk past the stone and blow it a kiss. Been a while but seems their are some stairs to climb
Do we need to book tickets in advance?
20 February 2016|
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