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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 Cork, and find out what else Cork has to offer, use our Cork.
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The grounds are beautiful. If you have any physical limitations it might be difficult to get to the top. It’s also a little bit of an odd sensation to kiss the stone but they will help with it. You... more »
Kissed the stone, found a cool cave under the castle and got lost in the gardens. Good if you're in the area. more »
Went early Decembre when it was quiet with no ques. Enjoyed the walk around the castle, kissed a stone, saw some cool rocks an small waterfalls. Worth a visit.
So you don't have to kiss the blarney Stone to enjoy this beautiful castle. The grounds and gardens are beautiful. Well worth walking around and plan on spending at least an hour and a half in the gardens.
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