Best castles in Cork

Check out the top castles in Cork, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Blarney Castle
1. Blarney Castle
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30 local reviews
Blarney Castle
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
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Anna
Kiss the stone. Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, and the River Martin…
John
Kiss the Blarney Stone. There is a very large castle, huge gardens, grounds and a House to visit and see. A…
Niamh
Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been…
1. Blarney Castle
1. Blarney Castle
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30 local reviews
Blarney Castle
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
Anna
Anna
Kiss the stone. Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, and the River Martin. Though earlier fortifications…
John
John
Kiss the Blarney Stone. There is a very large castle, huge gardens, grounds and a House to visit and see. A full half day is needed and it's…
Niamh
Niamh
Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since…
2. Front Lodge, Blarney Castle
2. Front Lodge, Blarney Castle
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15 local reviews
Front Lodge, Blarney Castle, Blarney
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Remi
The Blarney Castle is not only known for his castle but also for the huge park that surrender it. For an…
Jéssica
The castle and grounds are beautifully maintained and the gardens are quite varied and beautiful. You can…
Margaret
Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, Cork, Ireland.The castle dates from 1446. At the top of…
2. Front Lodge, Blarney Castle
2. Front Lodge, Blarney Castle
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15 local reviews
Front Lodge, Blarney Castle, Blarney
Remi
Remi
The Blarney Castle is not only known for his castle but also for the huge park that surrender it. For an afternoon or the entire day it is a…
Jéssica
Jéssica
The castle and grounds are beautifully maintained and the gardens are quite varied and beautiful. You can spend the whole day exploring…
Margaret
Margaret
Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, Cork, Ireland.The castle dates from 1446. At the top of the castle lies the Stone of…
3. Blackrock Castle
3. Blackrock Castle
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9 local reviews
Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
(021) 435 7917
Establishment
Aimée
Castle, observatory, and really nice cafe, whether you want to grab a brunch and walk by the waters or a nice…
Trish
Great for kids of all ages, check for special events on Blackrock Castle Observatory website. Cafe in situ,…
Margaret
Cycle 20 minutes or drive 15 minutes from the house to this beautifully restored castle and observatory…
3. Blackrock Castle
3. Blackrock Castle
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9 local reviews
Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
(021) 435 7917
Aimée
Aimée
Castle, observatory, and really nice cafe, whether you want to grab a brunch and walk by the waters or a nice evening meal. Excellent…
Trish
Trish
Great for kids of all ages, check for special events on Blackrock Castle Observatory website. Cafe in situ, lovely walks along river.
Margaret
Margaret
Cycle 20 minutes or drive 15 minutes from the house to this beautifully restored castle and observatory. Lovely cafe within.
4. Blarney Castle
4. Blarney Castle
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16 local reviews
Blarney Castle
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Gary
Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been…
Majella
A ten-kilometre road trip northwest from Cork city takes you to one of Ireland's most talked about attractions…
Una
This is where you can kiss the Blarney Stone. Wonderful day out for the family, can spend up to about 3 hrs on…
4. Blarney Castle
4. Blarney Castle
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16 local reviews
Blarney Castle
Gary
Gary
Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since…
Majella
Majella
A ten-kilometre road trip northwest from Cork city takes you to one of Ireland's most talked about attractions, Blarney Castle, home to the…
Una
Una
This is where you can kiss the Blarney Stone. Wonderful day out for the family, can spend up to about 3 hrs on the Blarney Castle grounds.
5. Blackrock Castle
5. Blackrock Castle
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9 local reviews
Castle Rd, Cork
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A 16th century Castle located 4km from the heart of Cork city on the banks of the river Lee. While a few…
Mary
Blackrock Castle is a 16th-century castle located about 2 km from the heart of Cork city, on the banks of the…
Corinne
Blackrock Castle & Observatory is a beautiful place to visit and it has a beautiful restaurant/cafe for brunch
5. Blackrock Castle
5. Blackrock Castle
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9 local reviews
Castle Rd, Cork
S
S
A 16th century Castle located 4km from the heart of Cork city on the banks of the river Lee. While a few remains of the original building…
Mary
Mary
Blackrock Castle is a 16th-century castle located about 2 km from the heart of Cork city, on the banks of the River Lee. Nice cafe and…
Corinne
Corinne
Blackrock Castle & Observatory is a beautiful place to visit and it has a beautiful restaurant/cafe for brunch
6. Barryscourt Castle
6. Barryscourt Castle
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4 local reviews
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Niamh
Barryscourt Castle was the seat of the Barry family from the 12th to the 17th centuries. Visit for a guided…
Alvern
While staying in Cobh you can visit the nearby town called Carrigtohill and check out the Barryscourt Castle,…
Geddy
Beautifully renovated 12th century Norman castle. Tours available. Cafe on site.
6. Barryscourt Castle
6. Barryscourt Castle
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4 local reviews
Niamh
Niamh
Barryscourt Castle was the seat of the Barry family from the 12th to the 17th centuries. Visit for a guided tour, hands on experience..authe…
Alvern
Alvern
While staying in Cobh you can visit the nearby town called Carrigtohill and check out the Barryscourt Castle, it is great for sight seeing…
Geddy
Geddy
Beautifully renovated 12th century Norman castle. Tours available. Cafe on site.
7. The Castle Cafe
7. The Castle Cafe
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3 local reviews
Castle Road, Cork
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
(021) 435 7911
Establishment
Brian & Peter
What better place to have dinner than in a castle! Food here is very good and it's a very cosy restaurant if…
Kiran
The Castle is a family friendly café and restaurant located in historic Blackrock Castle, Cork.
Chris & Rose
A lovely setting to sit and have a drink/coffee or a bite to eat when visiting the castle.
7. The Castle Cafe
7. The Castle Cafe
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3 local reviews
Castle Road, Cork
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
(021) 435 7911
Brian & Peter
Brian & Peter
What better place to have dinner than in a castle! Food here is very good and it's a very cosy restaurant if you go into the right where…
Kiran
Kiran
The Castle is a family friendly café and restaurant located in historic Blackrock Castle, Cork.
Chris & Rose
Chris & Rose
A lovely setting to sit and have a drink/coffee or a bite to eat when visiting the castle.
8. Desmond Castle
8. Desmond Castle
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3 local reviews
Cork St, Kinsale
Premise
Alan
Desmond Castle is a tower house located in the town of Kinsale, served many uses over the hundreds of years…
Frances
Desmond Castle is rich in ancient history. It is now the wine mueum telling the story of the Wine Geese" the…
Margaret
Desmond Castle is a tower house located in the town of Kinsale and dates back to the 15th century. It opens…
8. Desmond Castle
8. Desmond Castle
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3 local reviews
Cork St, Kinsale
Alan
Alan
Desmond Castle is a tower house located in the town of Kinsale, served many uses over the hundreds of years from a private dwelling, jail…
Frances
Frances
Desmond Castle is rich in ancient history. It is now the wine mueum telling the story of the Wine Geese" the emigrant Irish families who…
Margaret
Margaret
Desmond Castle is a tower house located in the town of Kinsale and dates back to the 15th century. It opens from 10 to six daily.
9. Blarney
9. Blarney
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2 local reviews
Blarney, Blarney
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Brian & Peter
If you have a particular fondness for being man handled by an elderly gentleman as you lean over a castle wall…
Serena
Blarney Stone, Blarney Castle, Woolen Mills
9. Blarney
9. Blarney
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2 local reviews
Blarney, Blarney
Brian & Peter
Brian & Peter
If you have a particular fondness for being man handled by an elderly gentleman as you lean over a castle wall trying to kiss a rock to…
Serena
Serena
Blarney Stone, Blarney Castle, Woolen Mills
10. Blarney Castle Hotel
10. Blarney Castle Hotel
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7 local reviews
Village Green , Blarney, Cork
(021) 438 5116
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Elizabeth
Some great sights to visit include the legendary Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. For many of the visitors to…
Sharon
The blarney castle is very easy to reach by bus and car. It's a must for all visitors
10. Blarney Castle Hotel
10. Blarney Castle Hotel
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7 local reviews
Village Green , Blarney, Cork
(021) 438 5116
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Some great sights to visit include the legendary Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. For many of the visitors to Blarney, their first priority…
Sharon
Sharon
The blarney castle is very easy to reach by bus and car. It's a must for all visitors