8. Blarney Castle, County Cork
Between secret passages, poison gardens and stunning views, you’ll be lost for words around here – well, until you kiss the Blarney Stone. Dating from 1446, this castle is most famous for the magic that happens when you pucker up to kiss the Stone. According to tradition, once you've planted your kiss, you will be bestowed with the ‘Gift of the Gab’, meaning you will never again be lost for words!