Visit Blarney Castle and come away with the gift of the gab, as the famed folklore promises!
Located in the heart of County Cork, the ruins of Blarney Castle date back to the 15th century which replaced the original 11th-century building which was destroyed by fire. You can still visit some rooms such as the Great Hall and climb to the top turret to see the spectacular views of the surrounding gardens. It’s at this point where, if you’re up for it, you can kiss the famous Blarney stone and see for yourself if it lives up to the legend!
The gardens themselves are worth the visit, with walkways through the woodland, well-kept flowerbeds and the lake. The Poison Garden is definitely one to keep your eye out for, where you’ll see plants you may recognise from the Harry Potter series.
On your way back from the castle grounds, stop off for some retail therapy at the Blarney Woolen Mills store. From elegant crystal pieces, traditional Aran sweaters and cardigans, Celtic jewellery and gifts, it’s the ideal place to pick up some souvenirs to take home with you to family and friends. The cafe next door is a great spot to enjoy a real cup of Irish tea and home baked scone after your day of exploring.
After your long day, your driver will take you back to your hotel safely to relax and unwind.
Your driver has in-depth knowledge of Ireland and will be on hand to answer all of your questions. Contact Tom or Laura from VIP Chauffeur today and let’s get started on planning your perfect, tailor-made trip around Ireland.
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