Blarney Castle & Gardens, Cork

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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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  • It took me 15yrs but I got there 😁. I've always wanted to go and I wasn't let down. If you like history, old stuff and castles you're in for a great time - weather helps. So much to do so for me.....  more
    It took me 15yrs but I got there 😁. I've always wanted to go and I wasn't let down. If you like history, old stuff and castles you're in for a great time - weather helps. So much to do so for me.....  more »
  • Our Family visited on 18 April early morning to avoid the crowds , a wise move. There is a nice big parking area that is accessed going through the boom. The ticket office opens at 9am & cost is 18....  more
    Our Family visited on 18 April early morning to avoid the crowds , a wise move. There is a nice big parking area that is accessed going through the boom. The ticket office opens at 9am & cost is 18....  more »
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  • The gardens at Blarney castle are even more impressive than the castle and Blarney stone. The Jurassic fern garden is incredibly magical and shouldn't be missed. The poison garden is very informative. The lime kiln and ice house are well documented, and quite interesting. The boardwalks are nice, but the stone features like the druid circle and witches stove inspire the imagination.
  • We were staying at the blarney woollen Mills Hotel so we had a wonderful walk in the garden which is across the road from the hotel. We enjoyed it very much

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