The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin was recently recognised at the World Travel Awards as one of in Europe’s leading tourist attractions and in doing so became Ireland’s first such visitor attraction to be shortlisted.
The Guinness Storehouse was in auspicious company on the shortlist with other iconic attractions such as the Acropolis in Athens; Buckingham Palace in London, England; La Sagrada Familia in Spain, Ribeira do Porto in Portugal, the Colesseum in Rome, Italy and the ever popular Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
The World Travel Awards are universally referred to as the so-called ‘Oscars of the travel industry’ since its inception 22 years ago. This year’s World Travel Awards European gala ceremony will take place in the luxury Italian resort of Forte Village, Sardinia on 5th September, 2015.
The final shortlist will be put to the vote by the general public who can select their preferred European tourist attraction online, with a closing date of 26th July.
The seven-storey Guinness Storehouse open its doors back in 2000 and since then has received more than 13 million visitors on vacation in Ireland and is typically at the top of the list of things to see and do in Ireland.
The Guinness Storehouse is not only the home of the ‘black stuff’ but also offers a wide range of visitor activities to choose from including how to ‘pour the perfect pint’ in the Guinness Academy; experience Guinness ads in newly opened advertising exhibit and experience the panoramic views across the Dublin City skyline the Gravity Bar, the city’s highest bar.
Dublin is a fantastic city to explore by bike. There are many and varied places of historical and cultural interest to visit on a bike tour, and one of the main has to do with beer… Guinness beer.
Guinness is Ireland, and it’s no surprise that the Guinness Storehouse is one of Dublin’s most important tourist attractions. Seven floors dedicated to the preparation of this drink tied to Irish History. For me the best moment of the visit happens on the top floor, on the terrace where the world-famous Gravity Bar is located, enjoying a pint of Guinness (included in the price of admission) while admiring the best view of the city.