You have 3 trips in progress.   See all

Blarney Castle & Gardens, Cork

4.5
#1 of 282 in Historic Sites in Province of Munster
Must see · Castle · Historic Site
Create an itinerary including Blarney Castle & Gardens
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Blarney Castle & Gardens

Blarney Castle & Gardens reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
7,500 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The caste and its grounds are spectacular with some beautifully laid out gardens and two rivers crossing each other. It is like a visit in a fairy tale. The castle is in the town of Blarney about 8....  more
    The caste and its grounds are spectacular with some beautifully laid out gardens and two rivers crossing each other. It is like a visit in a fairy tale. The castle is in the town of Blarney about 8....  more »
  • One of the best Castle tours and grounds that we found in Ireland. There are hours of trails and fun for all with hidden gems along the way. We are had a little bit to eat in the cafe and its was... 
    One of the best Castle tours and grounds that we found in Ireland. There are hours of trails and fun for all with hidden gems along the way. We are had a little bit to eat in the cafe and its was...  more »
Google
  • Absolutely worth going to see Blarney Castle, especially to walk inside and see the wishing stone. It's a huge ground to cover with so many interesting things to see, from poison garden, lake, druid stone, witches kitchen, wishing steps to the legend it embraces. Beautifully designed architecture of the castle. Worth spending half a day there.
  • Castle was great. However you can only shop at the gift shop on the day you purchase entry to the castle. I went back the next day and they said I had to have a ticket for the same day. I said "I want to spend money here and you won't let me?" The answer was "no". There were 3 employees and no one else wanting to buy anything as it was 930 in the morning. Whoever owns this place should make it so that items can be purchased even without entry. The place accross the street was much friendlier.

Plan your trip to Cork

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.