Blarney Stone Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)

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While County Cork is not short on medieval history, you will only find one Blarney Stone. Located roughly five miles northwest of Cork, the stone is said to have mythical qualities. Legend has it that the Blarney Stone grants the gift of eloquence to anybody who kisses it.

Embedded into the moss and lichen-speckled battlements of Blarney Castle, in the small village of the same name, kissing the Blarney Stone is no easy feat. This is particularly true for anyone with a fear of heights as kissing the stone involves leaning backwards over the castle walls to reach it with one’s lips. Nevertheless, this has not stopped countless individuals from doing so over the centuries, in their quest for the gift of the gab.

Even if you’re not convinced by the Blarney Stone’s magic, you’ll still find that a trip here is worth the petrol. Less than half an hour from Cork by car, Blarney Castle is an understated but impressive medieval marvel. While the Blarney Stone remains its key attraction, the castle gardens are also quite stunning. Roam in 60 acres of landscaped gardens and arboretums… but don’t touch the plants in the deadly Poison Garden!

Finally, the view from the battlements is also one to remember. Open every day from 9am, except on bank holidays, climb the ancient winding steps to the castle’s peak for scenes over the chuckling waters of the River Martin, the shimmering Blarney Lough and the breathtaking expanse of the Cork countryside beyond.

Top Hotels Close to Blarney Stone

Oriel House Hotel
Oriel House Hotel
4 out of 5
Ballincollig, Ballincollig, Cork
The price is CA $128 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Situated in Ballincollig, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ballincollig Shopping Centre and Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills. Lee Valley Golf & Country Club ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (524 reviews)
"Nice place, breakfast was not the best very disappointed"

Reviewed on Dec. 21, 2021

Oriel House Hotel
Muskerry Arms
Muskerry Arms
3 out of 5
The Square, Blarney, Cork
The price is CA $155 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Church of the Resurrection and Blarney Castle. Blarney Stone is 0.4 mi (0.7 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (368 reviews)
"The inn keepers were very hospitable. We felt comfortable, and welcomed. The staff took good care of us during breakfast and every meal ."

Reviewed on Jan. 4, 2022

Muskerry Arms
The Metropole Hotel
The Metropole Hotel
4 out of 5
MacCurtain Street, Cork, Cork
The price is CA $140 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
Located in Victorian Quarter, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork Opera House, and University College Cork. Cork City Gaol and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (984 reviews)
"Super bien ubicado y super bonito"

Reviewed on Jan. 8, 2022

The Metropole Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Blarney Stone

Oriel House Hotel
Oriel House Hotel
4 out of 5
Ballincollig, Ballincollig, Cork
The price is CA $128 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Oriel House Hotel
Muskerry Arms
Muskerry Arms
3 out of 5
The Square, Blarney, Cork
The price is CA $155 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Muskerry Arms
The Metropole Hotel
The Metropole Hotel
4 out of 5
MacCurtain Street, Cork, Cork
The price is CA $140 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
The Metropole Hotel
Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel
Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel
3 out of 5
Blarney Village, Blarney, Cork
The price is CA $157 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel
Cork International Hotel
Cork International Hotel
4 out of 5
Cork Airport Business Park, Cork, Cork
The price is CA $128 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Cork International Hotel
Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel
4 out of 5
76 South Mall Street, Cork, Cork
The price is CA $151 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Imperial Hotel
Blarney Castle Hotel
Blarney Castle Hotel
3 out of 5
Village Green, Blarney, Cork
Blarney Castle Hotel
The River Lee Hotel
The River Lee Hotel
4 out of 5
Western Road, Cork, Cork
The price is CA $257 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
The River Lee Hotel
Clayton Hotel Cork City
Clayton Hotel Cork City
4 out of 5
Lapps Quay, Cork, Cork
The price is CA $181 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Clayton Hotel Cork City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.