Blarney

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Visit this charming town in County Cork and see a famous woolen mill and a 15th-century military stronghold with stunning gardens.

Blarney is steeped in Irish history and bounded by natural beauty. Tour a medieval stronghold, known for its legendary Stone of Eloquence. Wander through the castle’s gardens and see a vast collection of rare plant specimens.

Stroll along a walking trail and enjoy the surroundings of this small village. With a number of golf courses and fishing spots, this peaceful town is great for outdoor activities.

Tour the Blarney Castle and its striking gardens. Climb the castle steps and kiss the Stone of Eloquence. Legend says that doing this will give you the gift of expression. The impressive three-story castle court is at the eastern end of the site. Wander through twisting underground passages and discover the castle’s dungeon.

Take a relaxing stroll through the Blarney Castle Gardens. This large area includes several different gardens, arboretums and waterways. Find a limestone cliff at the end of a grassy path and view the wonderful fern garden. Enter the poison garden and discover a fascinating collection of poisonous plants.

Visit the famous Blarney Woollen Mills, one of the largest craft outlets in Ireland. This building was once a water-powered mill that produced tweeds and woolens. Purchase hand-knit sweaters, crystal glassware and Celtic jewelry on-site. This renowned brand, established in the early 19th century, ships crafts around the world.

Catch a brown trout on the Owennageragh River. The River Martin which flows through the small town is another great fishing spot. Admire the stunning rolling countryside from a number of Blarney’s scenic walking and running trails, including the Martin Valley Trail.

Travel to this small village about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Cork. A range of hotels, guesthouses and farmhouses are available. This quaint town also features a camping and RV park.

If you are visiting Blarney in the summer, tour Blarney House, an outstanding Scottish Baronial mansion built in the late 19th century.

Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel, BW Signature Collection
Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel, BW Signature Collection
3 out of 5
Blarney Village, Blarney, Cork
The price is €103 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
€103
per night
11 Dec - 12 Dec
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Blarney. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and 2 coffee shops/cafes. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (786 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel. The restaurant was good for breakfast and dinner. On site parking, short walk to Blarney Castle. Huge store for shopping."

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2022

Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel, BW Signature Collection
Blarney Castle Hotel
Blarney Castle Hotel
3 out of 5
Village Green, Blarney, Cork
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Blarney. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and on-site parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (317 reviews)
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Blarney Castle Hotel
The River Lee Hotel
The River Lee Hotel
4 out of 5
Western Road, Cork, Cork
The price is €178 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec
€178
per night
4 Dec - 5 Dec
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Cork. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)
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3.5 out of 5
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4.3/5 Excellent! (9 reviews)
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The Post House
The Post House
3 out of 5
23 Main Street, Kinsale, County Cork, P17 HD50
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Victoria Lodge
3 out of 5
Victoria Cross, Cork
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Cork. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the bathrooms in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (12 reviews)
Miguel
"Stay was ok. Very friendly and helpful staff but unfortunately the cleaning dose require to be upped as it was poor."

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Victoria Lodge
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