The lovely Irish lads and lasses over at Guinness in Dublin invited me over to review their Guinness themed tourist attraction that is the Guinness Storehouse at St James’ Gate Brewery.
I was excited for this for several reasons. Firstly, I’ve never been to Ireland, and secondly, I love alcohol. The old tale goes that Guinness tastes better in Dublin, but how true is that?
After a somewhat hefty queue (this place is popular!), you enter the Guinness-shaped Storehouse via escalator to reach floor number 1.
Once up the escalator you can view the open spaced shop, wait for a guide to begin a group tour or ascend straight up to begin the Guinness journey.
The tours begin regularly so you won’t have to wait long if it is your thing. The staff all sounded very clued up and informative, which you would expect, but the most important point I noted was their enthusiasm. This is clear to see and helps you get into the trip.
You travel through the history of Guinness which is vast and interesting, aided by the clever use of video on each floor.
The interactions mixed with the variety of displays and educational material keep you intrigued throughout and although touristy, I have to say I had a great time and learned more than expected.
Once you reach the pinnacle of the over-sized Guinness glass there is a lovely view through the spine of the building, a lovely view over Dublin and an even lovelier pint of Guinness included in your ticket price.
Ultimately, the Guinness Storehouse is a must for your trip to Dublin, even if it does mean muscling through hordes of other travellers at times. I’m glad I went, and will probably go back again in a few years time. Oh, and yes, it does taste better in Dublin!
Tickets can be purchased here and will cost you from €14 for an Adult Ticket, but group/family discounts are available.