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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 trip planner .
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Actually plenty of people kiss the stone. Certainly getting to the top and viewing the grounds is a fun and entertaining treat. Kissing the stone isn’t something I was compelled to do. The castle is i... more »
Never realized Blanrney castle would be so good!. So much to do just assumed it was all about the Blarney stone but there whole estate is huge with massive gardens ane a beautiful lake. more »
It's a very nice place to place time and relax while having a nice walk however few of there staff are just shocking bad and very rude. The shop nice very reasonable prices however few of the staff need to learn hygiene handling money and then pulling ice cream without gloves or even washing there hands
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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