Blarney Castle

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  • Address: Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-214385252
  • Ticket Price: 13 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Blarney Castle - Review

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.

Highlights Include:

  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for Blarney Castle

  • Blarney Castle Address: Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Blarney Castle Contact Number: +353-214385252
  • Blarney Castle Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Blarney Castle Price: 13 EUR
  • Best time to visit Blarney Castle(preferred time): 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Blarney Castle: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Blarney Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Cork include Blarney Castle in their plan

  • 53.62% of people start their Blarney Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Blarney Castle

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

93.31% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Blarney Castle

People normally club together Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral and Cork City Gaol while planning their visit to Blarney Castle.

People also prefer to start their day with Blarney Castle.

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Blarney Castle, Cork Reviews

  • I didn't expect to have to pay 18 euro to visit the castle, so I was disappointed by the cost. Once in the grounds there was a long wait (up to two hours) to enter the castle and kiss the Blarney if you are interested in doing that be prepared for a long line. The grounds and Blarney house we're interesting to walk around but this experience felt a lot like a tourist trap. As I overheard someone say in line just before ditching out, "there are thousands of other castles in Ireland that you could see for free." If you have a good spending budget definitely check it out, but if you're trying to save some cash I'd say skip this one!

  • What can I say it's Blarney Castle it's definitely a must see, the blarney house was closed when I went there but despite that the castle and park took more than enough time to explore so many sites, flower gardens, cool stones, the poison garden etc. They also have a shop with excellent coffee, I had to try their Irish coffee for the first time here in the park in a cool little Cafe area just beside the castle. I will say not a fan of heights but it was awesome to just climb to the top of the castle and look out across the countryside, and while your up there if you feel up to kissing the stone you can as well. Bottom line this Park is well worth the stop just so much to do and see!

  • A very nicely kept property that is a pleasure to walk around with lots to see. The map and good signage allows you to find everything easily. The grounds are beautiful, with unique vegetation, geological structures and man-made ones. History and myths are explained. It is very interactive. Kissing the Blarney Stone was a fun highlight. Loved it.

  • Had a lovely time at Blarney Castle. It was super busy and the wait for kissing the Blarney Stone was 1 hour (normal in peak summer time) which was better spent exploring the surrounding grounds filled with different gardens (poison, fern and rock), walking around the lake and along the river and viewing the waterfalls. There are several woodland scenic trails you can take around the area and we even met some of the horses. There is an extra fee to enter the house which do tours daily. The cafes have sandwiches, drinks and ice cream to purchase but if you want to pack your own picnic to enjoy the scenery please do. Overall spare at least half a day to fully explore the area. The rose pergola was in full bloom and was deserted so we got some fantastic pictures with no crowds.

  • My wife and I were going to do the Belfast tour, but we had another event that was going to conflict with getting back on time, so we had to do the Blarney Castle tour instead. I think it ended up being quite successful. If you think about it, you're paying to climb up a castle and kiss a random rock, but the way it's set up is actually quite thrilling. It did feel like waiting in line for a roller coaster and when you lay down and bend over backwards to kiss the rock, if you look down it's just as scary as a roller coaster. Also, the walk up to the rock was quite impressive. The staircase was super narrow and you can see how the castle was good for defense. Let's hope I have years of good luck!

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