Walking up to the castle
Opposite side of the castle. In the front is a watchtower.
Making our way up through the castle. This is one of the walls.
This is one of my favorite shots from the trip. I believe this used to be a mess hall. I'm sure they had a different name for it, but you get the gist. There would of been a floor there between the windows.
A closer look
At the very top of the castle. I didn't take a picture of the Blarney stone, but it's to the right of this. It's literally a stone that you have to lie down on your back and kiss the rock upside down. I just watched.
View from the top, looking toward the watchtower.
After the castle, we walked around in the garden area. We were there for hours and didn't get through all of it. These were extremely large plants, and there were a lot of them. I haven't seen anything quite like this before (or since).
Small stream in the same area.
Me being goofy. I wish I had this tree in my backyard. I could totally take a nap in it.
The shapes of these trees were something else.