Blarney Castle, Cork

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Blarney Castle - A Quick Overview


Address: Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland

Phone: +353-214385252

Ticket Price: 13 EUR

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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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

  • The Golden Panda

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Blarney Castle, Cork Reviews

  • We had a lovely leisurely stroll up to the castle and then had a little rest on the bench outside then decided to climb the castle to the top. On the way to the top we were exploring the rooms on the way. They had lovely informative boards with details of what happened in the rooms when it was in use. We loved these ( both the kids and myself) At the top one of my boys decided to kiss the blarney stone. The guy helping you to kiss the blarney stone was lovely and another guy takes your picture. The views from the top of the castle were beautiful. We then we to the ground and collected out picture. We then continued to explore the gardens of which there's lots of pathways to take ( of different lengths) Where you'll find the Blarney house which was closed, beautiful trees, waterfalls, wishing steps and much more to explore. It's a great way to spend a day.

  • A must visit if you are in the south west or Cork. Explore the beautiful gardens, admire the stunning castle and take the steps to the top to kiss the Blarney Stone and get the "gift of the gab"! It's a beautiful spot. Visit and I'm sure you'll not regret it. We visited in late June and it wasn't too busy. Lunch at the cafe on site was good too.

  • Go kiss the Blarney Stone! I made the trip over for my birthday intent on kissing the stone, but a lot of people told me it was difficult to actually do it. No, it wasn't. There are people there to help. My pleasant surprise was the beauty around the castle. Go explore the woods and gardens. Walk the witch's steps and make a wish. I'm very happy I made the trip.

  • You have to go to Blarney Castle. Take your time and enjoy this piece of history. Oh yea and kiss the Blarney stone. The castle is smaller than you may think but interesting to learn how many floors there were and what type of roof was used and how the rain dranged off of the roof. The very small spiral stairs case going up to the roof area. How did people live in the 14 and 15 hundreds.

  • The castle itself, like many have said, is pretty basic but it is a neat experience walking through. Definitely spent more time outside on the walking trails, the gardens, the small caves (didn't know this exists!) and the small waterfalls than the castle itself. It's not worth the price but I had a student discount (14euro) which made me feel a little better. Otherwise, I'd reconsider.

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