Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle & Gardens 2-for-1 entry

Get one free entry with one full-paying adult, with your Gardeners’ World Magazine 2-for-1 entry card. Valid at 461 gardens.

Danger, mystery and beauty combine in this diverse series of gardens. Enter the poison garden if you dare, to see some of the world’s most toxic plants, including mandrake and opium poppies. In the rock close, you’ll encounter ancient yews, giant-leaved gunnera, druidic stones and the magical wishing steps. There’s plenty more too, including a jungle, bog garden and woodland walks, not to mention the castle’s famous Blarney Stone.


Important update

With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, gardens in the 2-for-1 directory are beginning to open.

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, many have special measures in place, including pre-booking and limiting the number of visitors.

Before visiting a garden, please contact the garden directly to determine their opening status and any restrictions that may apply.

Please note: we’re unable to keep all individual 2-for-1 garden pages updated, but we will publish the latest details that we have on our weekly updates page from week commencing Monday 8 June, 2020.

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Using your 2-for-1 card at Blarney Castle & Gardens

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult
  • Card valid for the whole property
  • Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply
  • Card valid for property & garden

Opening details:

Open all year, daily, from 9am, closing times vary seasonally – see website for details. Castle open as garden, house open Jun-Aug, Mon-Sat, 10am-2pm

Entry prices:

Adults €18, seniors €14, children (8-16) €8


Parking spaces
Public transport
Access for disabled (partial)
Plants / produce for sale
Light refreshment
Hot food
Picnic area

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Blarney, Co Cork, T23 Y598 – Directions