Blarney CastleCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- 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.
- 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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Blarney Castle
92.09% of people who visit Cork include Blarney Castle in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
53.11% of people start their Blarney Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Blarney Castle
91.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Blarney Castle
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Blarney Castle, Cork Reviews
We stopped here on our way to Cork. We quite enjoyed our time here. The castle and grounds are pretty big. The grounds are gorgeous. There are a lot of different gardens to explore while you're there. The castle itself is really pretty. You can go inside and at the top is where the famous Blarney Stone is. We sent time in the casserole itself, but I think enjoyed the time we spent exploring the grounds even more. I think this is a place worth stopping if you are in the Cork area!
I wish I got to see more of the grounds. We just explored the castle. It is very impressive though. My first time being in a castle. We went in the caves. My first time ever being in one. It was nice to explore on our own and not having a lot of the castle blocked off like Dublin Castle. There was no lineup like stated in other reviews or on the grounds where they have a sign that says how long it will take to get through the line at that point. My boyfriend and I kissed the famous stone. Disappointed that the stone didn’t kiss back, but oh well. Guess it wasn’t meant to be. The whole trip was delightful. Worth the money. It’s a highly popular tourist attraction for a reason.
Blarney Castle is amazing! It is much larger than I thought based on pictures. You never hear about the gardens and pathways all over, which are beautiful. The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because of food options. There were a massive amount of people there. In the gift shop exit, I became claustrophobic (which has never happened before). But my complaint of food is there were lines of people wanting food. At The Mill restaurant, we stood in line for sandwiches and such for 20 minutes and had barely moved. So gave up. There was another side to the restaurant that didn't open until noon. Why? Then there was a small pub type place right next to the entrance to the main Woolen Mills shop. There was a sign outside that said they served food (limited menu) at 11 am, when you went inside, nope, no food until noon. So, fix your sign. Or better yet, open things up sooner as there were a great deal of hungry people that would have been happy to pay you. I ended up with a cookie for lunch. We were on a tour and had limited time for everything.
Lots to see and do here. I have to say I loved crawling through the little tunnel to the dungeon. The walk through the castle is interesting with lots of small notes so you know what you're looking at. I opted not to kiss the stone..just not sure if I'm willing to put my lips on something that many other people have kissed before me. Doesn't seem sanitary, although for the people who did do it it seemed pretty cool.
Great place to visit. Definitely one of the best kept castles around. The gardens are beautiful and are must see. We got there at 9am, right when they opened. There was a line of about 30 people to get in. We went straight to the castle to see the stone. The stone is at the top of the castle and it is basically single file all the way to the top. There are naturally carved spiral staircases that are pretty steep, narrow, and tight. If slow people are in front of you it is going to take a while. It took us about 20 minutes to get to the top. You can see all the rooms on your way down so I would suggest skipping the side stops on your way up. When we left the castle the wait was already one hour at 10am.