Blarney Castle was built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting visitors from all over the world ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures and symbols of hourism.
This is mostly due to the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower. Kiss it and you’ll never again be lost for words.
Blarney Castle Gardens which surround the castle are stunning. Take your time to make a journey through diverse surroundings from tranquil to serene, to mystical and magical places. From the top of the castle you can take in the wonderful views of over 60 acres of sprawling parklands which include gardens, avenues, arboretums and waterways. Find a touch of danger entwined with the beauty, as you look out for one of the few Poison Gardens in Ireland.
20 Minute Drive From Blarney Castle
Clayton Hotel Cork City is a 20 minute drive from Blarney Castle and Gardens, with opening times varying throughout the year. Please check their website prior to travelling to ensure you are not disappointed.
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