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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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Great place to visit if nothing else other than to kiss the Blarney Stone. The castle and its grounds are exquisite and with easy access from Cork it is a must for any visitors more »
The castle is amazing! We were there off season and would recommend that time to anyone. Crowds get very large with long wait times to climb the castle to the stone during warmer months. The Blarney..... 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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