Blarney Castle

Castle, Historic Site
Caisleán na Blarnan
Blarney, Co Cork
+353 21 438 5116
9:00am - 5:30pm
9:00am - 5:30pm
9:00am - 5:30pm
9:00am - 5:30pm
9:00am - 5:30pm
9:00am - 5:30pm
9:00am - 5:30pm


  • Pretty cool - I figured I definitely had to do it while in Ireland. Get there early because it gets packed. Also stairs are very narrow! Pretty crazy if you're claustrophobic. Good experience though
  • Wear some strong hiking boots. Its slippery and rocky up the winding stone staircase to the top where you kiss the stone.
  • The line gets longer as the day goes on, but overall worth the wait! Have someone take your picture instead of paying for the one they take.
  • Great historical site, and an absolutely fantastic garden and park. The house in the gardens behind the castle is quite worth seeing as well
  • a view from the top!
  • check out the poison garden
  • Beautiful part of the country- love the poison gardens and the Stone. The walk around is amazing- wishing steps, and see fabulous flora and fauna etc. But do not leave without kissing the stone!!
  • Be prepared to cough up 10 for a photo because they don't let people take photos from the perfect angle.
  • November 7th 2012 my boyfriend proposed to me at the top of Blarney Castle! We loved the climb and scenery!
  • Take your glasses off!
  • really nice place, especially the Rock Close with the Domen, the Steps of Wish, very old trees and a mystic feeling - visiting Cork is not complete without Blarney Castle and its park
  • marijuana grows in the castle gardens
  • Be prepared to line up for over an hour on a spiral staircase. If you're tall or fat you're going to be hating it
  • Bring a small hammer and chisel since they are not supplied
  • I have a bad back and it was no problem!
  • I kiss the stone!Ohjee!!!
  • GET HERE EARLY. No, I'm not joking and yes, that is all caps. We were walking to the castle @ 9:04am and it still took us about 20 minutes to get to the stone. Plan ahead and GET THERE EARLY!!!
  • The grounds are beautiful, poison garden is a must. The stairs are very tight and steep to get to the top but there's several places to move to side rooms and get your bearings. View from top is great
  • Worth the visit! Came here in October and wasn't crowded at all. Nice gardens.
  • The castle grounds are amazing! Make time to take the nature walks through the gardens!

Nearby places

Blarney Castle
Millstream Row
The Square