Blarney Castle

Currently Closed
  • 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

  • 53.63% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Blarney Castle, Cork Reviews

  • 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 their 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!

  • Really cool castle - makes for great photos both inside and outside. The interior is completely open to the elements and very empty. Because of the popularity you'll likely see the castle while waiting in a slow-moving line. Not much you can do about that. The rest of the grounds outside of the castle are breathtaking and wonderful. I wish I had a few more hours to stay and enjoy the scenery but our tour group left.

  • Truly an Irish gem! The grounds were magnificent! Lots of opportunity to walk and investigate history. Beautiful trees, birds, folklore! The castle...the gateway to the kissing stone, was terrifying! But in an exhilarating way! It was so exciting to walk up the stairs, look into ancient rooms and walk along the ramparts before leaning backwards to kiss the stone. Well worth the wait and the rain.

  • This place has very beautiful green areas, the castle is very interesting to explore and the cave in the area where you can write your name on the walls. I kissed Blarney stone, which is said to give you better speech power. Perfect sightseeing that you can hardly wait to explore. The surrounding air is very clean and easy to breathe. There's also a small river and a waterfall. I recommend everyone a visit to this wonderful place.

  • Worth a visit just not cheap. €18 per adult. The gardens are beautiful around the castle and vast. The castle itself we didn't go up because we didn't have enough time, was a 2 hour wait to get up, everyone waiting to kiss the stone, with no way of getting up just for the view, a shame, some cafes there was well, got luck with the weather.

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