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Blarney Stone

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Filling your bucket list? Ok, go do it but Ireland has so much more to offer than waiting 45 minutes to climb some stairs and kiss a stone that millions have kissed before. Go to the country and see some beauty. We walked the grounds...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blarney Castle and 'kissing' the stone was a fantastic moment. We arrived mid afternoon on the most beautiful sunny day. The grounds are impeccable and wonderfully kept. The flowers in bloom were sensational. We lined up for an hour waiting to ascend the very tight...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Blarney Castle and the Blarney stone ! Now first let me say this is not for the faint of heart. You walk a distance from the parking area to the Castle. Then you walk up the narrowest staircase you ever saw to get...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited at around 4pm early in July and it was PERFECT timing. There were no bus tours at the venue and although there were people around it felt quiet and intimate. I am guessing that the tour buses came earlier in the day and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently went to this attraction since it's one of the things you are supposed to see in Ireland. If I had to do this again, I'd skip it. The grounds that the castle are on are lovely but it's not worth the money or...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience, once in a lifetime. Wasn't expecting such beautiful gardens. The main side of the castle was covered in white plastic and scaffolding which was disappointing. A warning at the entry would've been nice. Still able to take good photos though from a different...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

The castle and stone was where my heritage drew me but the Viator guide Gabriel put it way "over the top"!!

Reviewed 12 June 2017

So touristy. I enjoyed the castle and grounds very much. But, if you have to wait more than 10 minutes to kiss the stone, forget it. Most of the time, the people in front of us, just kissed the bricks on top of the stone....More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This was a tour well worth the time and money! The guides watched over us every step of the way and knew where we were at all times, and ensured our comfort. They showed equal concern for families, single travelers and small groups alike. We...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

We were here in June of this year. There are LOTS of people in June. Be prepared to stand in line for a long time. You have to climb many steep, narrow steps and are very enclosed. There were so many people here that every...More

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Catherine W
26 June 2017
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Response from Blarney C | Property representative
Hi, the age limit is 8 but if the staff feel a child under 8 is confident and happy to do it then its no problem.
Maggie M
24 September 2016
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Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property
It depends, we went early in the morning and we were behind a couple tour bus groups. We waited in line about an hour. I heard some one say that late afternoon was good because that's when all the buses are gone. Still the... More
22 July 2016
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Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property
You can view the castle from the grounds, but I am fairly sure the only way to view the interior is to stand in line to kiss the stone.