Blarney Castle, Cork
About Blarney Castle, Cork
Blarney Castle, Cork - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland
Ticket Price: 13 EUR
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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Originally built in 1200 AD, the Blarney Castle has witnessed a lot of change of reigns and destroyed to be built back in the 1400s. Today the Blarney Castle is nothing less than a medieval marvel. The stories of the castle are fascinating if you don’t mind believing in fiction. The castle itself is sure to give you shivers as it appears a warzone from some places while being magical from other.
- Kissing the Blarney Stone
- Taking a walk in the Castle gardens. Don’t miss the poison garden!
- Shopping Centre
- Rock Close including
The castle is sure to peak your curiosity and is a must-must see for every tourist!
Blarney Castle Information
- Do kiss the famous Blarney Stone places in the Castle. The stone has a history of people kissing it to be granted with eloquent words.
- Be sure to not touch, smell or eat anything from the Poison Garden. Be real careful when visiting with children.
Blarney Castle Ticket Prices
- Adult- € 12.50; Child- € 5
- Senior/ Student- € 11;Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)- € 32
Blarney Castle Opening and Closing Hours
- Last Admissions is 30 minutes before closing.
- Carpark operates at same opening times as listed above
- The Castle, Rock Close Gardens and Lakeland Walk are open all year, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
- Blarney House is open from June 1st - August 31st from 10am to 2pm Monday to Saturday.
How To reach Blarney Castle by Public Transport
- Bus: The nearest Bus stop is from Blarney (Square Castle Hotel)
Restaurants Near Blarney Castle
- The Golden Panda
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Blarney Castle, Cork Reviews - Write a Review
I seriously felt cheated this time!!! Don't go there now - while they are cleaning up after hurricane Ophelia. Here's why: Last year in autumn we went there for the first time. Weather was good (would recommend to go there when it's not raining) and everything there was perfect. We spent hours in and mostly around the castle in the gardens with all the hidden places (it's huge and beautiful). We've seen every single corner. Today we went there and EVERYTHING except the castle was locked and roped in. I understand they have to be careful with branches which might fall down on people or other danger spots, but they really had the nerve to still charge the full price of 15€ and did not even tell me that the gardens and everything else is closed. I don't want to blacken the man who sold the tickets but knowing that everything is closed would've changed the situation for me. And honestly - the visit of the castle itself is done in 20 mins and REALLY not worth the 15€. Do yourself a favor and wait until they have cleaned up the "post hurricane mess". Otherwise you won't get what you pay for. I loved the place last year so I will come back one day but here's my message for the director of Blarney Castle: Lower the prices in times like these. That would be fair. And if you need money for clean up, ask for donations.
Loved walking the castle. The steps up are a winding staircase with only a rope on your right to hold on to. The steps are worn from age and you want to have a good footing. I wouldn't recommend anyone with knee issues or elderly attempt the steps. Still, it was fun to visit all the areas of the castle.
We went there, it's nice and the garden is beautiful. But the castle itself is nothing impressive. To be honest it doesn't look a castle to me. The history is nice. I didn't kiss the stone! It's worth to visit to have your own opinion and enjoy it. I wouldn't go back because once it's more than enough.
Very nice place with lots of history on the grounds. For €15 pp it would have been really good to have the option of guided tours though. Also the manor house was closed for the season so the entrance price should reflect that instead of still being charged full access price
Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Blarney Castle. The nooks and crannies in the castle itself are interesting and revealing. The views from the top of the castle are superb. The poison garden was informative and the rest of the grounds had some hidden treasures that made exploring worthwhile.
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