Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney

Steeped in legend, Blarney Castle & Gardens boast a mystical stone claiming supernatural power to endow anyone who kisses it with the gift of great eloquence. You can test this legend by kissing the stone while hanging upside-down from the top of the castle's tower. Once you capture the power of this magical stone, tour the castle's extensive gardens, featuring several natural rock formations with whimsical names like "Druid's Circle" and "Witch's Cave." As you follow the grassy paths, try to spot different kinds of ferns growing here, some of which are the tallest of their kind in Ireland. Check online for a printable map of the castle's grounds, and take advantage of discounts by booking your tickets in advance. To visit Blarney Castle & Gardens on your holiday in Blarney, and find out what else Blarney has to offer, use our Blarney trip planner .
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  • Blarney Castle is not that impressive but the grounds around it are spectacular. Well worth a visit whether you kiss the stone or not. Quite a few narrow stairs to the top.  more »
  • Very nice place, especially its gardens that are beautiful and very but very enjoyable, I think it is what is most worth the visit the castle itself, what remains are the remains, you go up to the top where the view is very good and you kiss a stone without a doubt a Unmissable your trip
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  • Come for the stone and Castle, but stay for the grounds. It's a lovely place to walk around and enjoy a well-maintained grounds. The sights are some you don't see everyday especially the poison garden which is very informative! The cafe and gift shop offer affordable items to memorialize your visit. Enjoy!
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone...a must do while visiting Blarney Castle. While the stone is essential the castle gardens are equally stunning and with lots of art installations and smaller displays it s lovely stroll around the area. The scenery and photo opportunities are also worth stopping to enjoy.
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