Dubbed as Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction, The Guinness Storehouse attracted over 1.7 million visitors in 2018. Starting in 1759, a 9,000-year lease was signed, and in 1904 the brewery was built and used for fermenting beer until 1988. Originally just a four-acre brewery site, today it has expanded to cover over 50 acres and is now Ireland’s number 1 international visitor attraction. Visit the Storehouse and learn all about the Arthur Guinness Legacy and how his beer has been transported all over the world, shipping to over 150 countries today.
Within The Guinness Storehouse, there are seven floors of interactive experiences that combine the brewing heritage with Ireland’s own history. The experience is a self-guided tour lasting around 1.5 hours, however, you can book a guided tour ahead of time. After you have finished learning about the Guinness story, brewing process, and advertising history, you can partake in the tasting experience, where you will be taken on a multi-sensory tasting journey. You can also book The Connoisseur Experience in advance if you would like to have a more exclusive tasting experience in a private bar. Ending your time at the storehouse, you can go to the Guinness Academy where you will learn how to pour a perfect pint (and drink it after) or head straight to the Gravity Bar on the top floor for your complimentary pint and ground-to-ceiling windows for some fantastic views.
If you plan on staying a while, you won’t have to worry about going hungry because there are a few cafés, restaurants and bars within. Vegans can also enjoy a cold pint, as the new keg format has a filtration process making it vegan-friendly. All floors are wheelchair accessible. There is also a gift shop so you can get all the Guinness merchandise you need as a memory of your trip.
The Guinness Storehouse is open 7 days a week from 9:30 am – 7 pm, with the last admission being at 5 pm. However, throughout July and August, there are extended hours from 9 am – 8 pm, with the last admission being at 6 pm. It’s busiest days are usually Friday and Saturday, with the busiest times ranging around 2-4 pm.
Tickets at the door will be €25, but if you book online beforehand, you can save 10% on adult admission, as well as the opportunity to skip the queue upon your arrival. Online discounts start at 30% but will change depending on the time and date. Children under 13 receiving free admission. All adult tickets do include a complimentary pint, while under 18’s will receive a complimentary soft drink. Student, Senior Citizen, and child prices are also available on the webpage.
The Guinness Storehouse is located not far from The Beacon. If you are going by car, it will take you just under 30 minutes. There is free parking just a few minutes away on Crane Street that will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are already in the Dublin City Centre area and you wish to take a bus, the journey will take about 10 minutes. You can also take bus route 123 from O’Connell Street or Dame street. If you are taking the Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour, it will be stop number 22 on your map. The nearest Luas stop to the storehouse would be at St. James’ Hospital. If you prefer to walk, it will take you around 20 minutes from Dublin city centre.
The Guinness Storehouse experience is a staple for your itinerary during your visit to Dublin and will be fun for the whole family. The Beacon Hotel is one of the best hotels in Dublin to stay in during your visit to Ireland if you wish to discover as much as possible. With our secure underground car-parking facilities, travelling to and from the city centre could not be more convenient, making The Beacon the perfect spot for your trip to Ireland.
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