Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the hours of operation for Blarney Castle tours?
A: The hours of operation vary depending on the season. During peak season, the castle is open from 9 am to 6 pm, while during off-peak season, the hours of operation may be shorter.
Q: How much does it cost to take a tour of Blarney Castle?
A: The cost of the tour varies depending on the type of tour you choose. The standard adult admission fee is €18, while children under the age of 8 can enter free of charge.
Q: What is the best time of day to visit Blarney Castle?
A: The best time to visit the castle is in the early morning or late afternoon when the crowds are smaller, and the castle is less busy.
Q: How long does a tour of Blarney Castle take?
A: A standard tour of the castle takes about 2 hours, but you can easily spend more time exploring the castle and its gardens.
Q: Are there guided tours available at Blarney Castle?
A: Yes, guided tours are available, and they are highly recommended for first-time visitors.
Q: Are there any restrictions on visiting Blarney Castle?
A: Yes, visitors with limited mobility or who have difficulty climbing stairs may find it difficult to access certain areas of the castle. Additionally, photography is not allowed inside the castle.
Q: What should I wear when visiting Blarney Castle?
A: Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are recommended since there is a lot of walking involved, and the weather in Ireland can be unpredictable.
Q: Is there parking available at Blarney Castle?
A: Yes, there is a large parking lot available for visitors, and parking is free.
Q: Can I bring food and drinks with me to Blarney Castle?
A: Yes, you are allowed to bring your food and drinks with you, but you are not allowed to consume them inside the castle.
Q: Is the Blarney Stone accessible during tours?
A: Yes, the Blarney Stone is accessible during tours, but there may be a long wait to kiss the stone during peak season.