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Blarney Castle and Gardens
Blarney, Co. Cork
Family friendly
Free car parking
Cloudy days
Visit medieval Blarney Castle in County Cork, one of Ireland’s most impressive castles. Kiss the famous Blarney Stone to get the gift of the gab, wander around unique rock formations and see the rare plants in the enchanting gardens.

Blarney Castle and Gardens, home of the famous Blarney Stone, is a great place for a day out in Cork.

Incredible gardens surround Blarney Castle, built in 1446 by the King of Munster. Explore themed gardens like the tropical Fern Garden and the Poison Garden with its deadly and dangerous plants from around the world, including the caged specimens of deadly nightshade, wolfsbane and poison ivy. Don’t forget to visit the Rock Close where you'll find an ancient druidic settlement and witch’s kitchen.

Relax after your rambles in the Blarney Castle stable yard and café or browse the Court Exhibition Rooms and the souvenir shops.

Tips from locals

The Stable Yard Café menu features a unique loganberry ice cream made from fruit picked on the estate – a royal treat at Blarney Castle.

Contact details
Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 2 - 3 hours here.

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