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Best Dublin Attractions - The Guiness Storehouse

By Edited Feb 12, 2016 1 2

During your visit to the beautiful country of Ireland, make sure to visit Dublin. This capital is a world class city that offers great sights, delicious food and drinks in famous pubs and restaurants, good shopping in shops and markets, historic buildings, entertainment in theatres and exciting attractions.

The most famous attraction in Dublin is The Guiness Storehouse.

Guiness

Guiness is a world famous and popular Irish dry stout and one of the most succesful beer brands worldwide. More than 1.8 billion pints are sold every year, brewed in over 50 countries and sold in over 100 countries all over the world. It is known for its distinctive taste and a thick creamy head. Guiness originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James's Gate in Dublin.

The Guiness Storehouse is the number one visitor attraction in Ireland and seen as one of the highlights of any trip to Dublin.  It is located in a historic and beautifully designed building at the heart of St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin and is since 1759 home to Guiness.

The Guiness Experience

The seven storey visitor experience is dedicated to the history and making of this world famous beer. Discover what goes into the making of every pint of Guiness, see the well-known and iconic promotional activities through the years, browse the company archive with over 250 years of Guiness history and documents, exhibitions. Experience as well the tasting laboratory where you can learn to appreciate the beer like a expert and you might even get the chance to pout your own pint.

The tour finishes with a complementary pint of Guiness in the Gravity Bar, which is located above the roof and is the highest bar in Dublin and offering a great 360 degrees panoramic view across the capital of Ireland.

People loving good food and drinks, should pay a visit to the restaurant, which is serving Guiness inspired dishes, daily from noon until 4 PM. There is also a coffee bar, which is open from 10 AM to 6 PM.

There are free audio guides available in the English, Italian, Spanish, German and French language. The tour is accessible for people in a wheelchair.

In the retail store you have the opportunity to purchase exclusive Guiness merchandise.

Opening hours

The Guiness Storehouse is open daily from 9.30 AM to 5 PM. During July and August this famous Dublin attraction has extended opening hours until 7 PM, which means that the last admission is at 7 PM and that you can stay in the building until 9 PM. Please note that the Storehouse is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.

How to get to The Guiness Storehouse

On a nice and sunny day, the best option to go to this Irish number one attraction from Dublin City Centre is to walk. The brewery is within walking distance from the centre.

However, you can also reach St James’s Gate with bus lines 51B, 78A and 123 from O’Conell Street or Dame Street.  The closest tram stop is on James’s Street.

There is a complimentary car parking at Crane Street Car Park, which can be accessed via Echlin Street.

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Comments

Sep 4, 2011 4:20am
JudyE
Our son lives in Dublin so I'll make sure we visit the Guiness Storehouse on our next trip. It's good that you've included how to get there, opening hours, etc.
Sep 4, 2011 4:42am
Piruli
Thanks for your comment!

The Storehouse is absolutely a must-visit attraction! Have also been to the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam (http://www.infobarrel.com/Interesting_museums_in_Amsterdam%3A_Heineken_Experience_and_House_of_Bols) and this is at least as good.

Also please make sure to visit the Gravity Bar, it offers a great view of Dublin, while enjoying an icecold Guiness!
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