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

About Blarney Castle, Cork

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

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Things to Know Before Visiting Blarney Castle

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

  • 53.33% 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

93.84% 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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  • 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.

  • I came in thinking this would not be as awesome as it turned out. The castle is amazing. Large and towering it is the centerpiece and main attraction but is by far not the only thing to see. The grounds, gardens, river walk, and other sites make this place absolutely worth the visit. It was pouring rain when we were there, the castle steps were slick and the trails muddy but we still had an awesome time.

  • Awesome historic landmark. If you're slightly interested in old castles or buildings this is a must see. The place is so cool. Admission was a little pricey. There was no organized tour. It was a self guided tour through the castle. This being said it could have been easier if there were more signs showing you through to make sure you saw everything.

  • Beautiful castle and even more impressive grounds and gardens! We came to see the infamous Blarney Stone and we're pleasantly surprised with how much more there was to see! They have wooded walking paths, gardens, sculpture pieces, and a waterfall! You can spend a few hours or all day here, totally up to you.

  • Entrance fee is a little pricey (18 euros for adults, 14 for students), but it had more to offer than just the castle. There are nice gardens, trees, and rocks. Then also Blarney House, poison garden, a 'jungle', a darn garden, a cave and dungeon belonging to the castle. Still, the highlight and also really worth it is the castle itself where you can go up to the top and kiss the blarney stone (this is really touristic though with photographers). But just walking up and down the stairs and seeing the rooms of the castle is really adventurous and interesting.

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