The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin might not be the first European tourist attraction that most people think of, but it has just taken the top spot at a prestigious awards ceremony. The World Travel Awards, which were announced recently in Sardinia, named the Irish attraction as the number one in Europe.
The Storehouse opened 15 years ago and has enjoyed immense popularity amongst tourists staying in the city’s short-term rentals. In total, around 13 million people have visited the attraction since it opened. Ninety-two percent of these are foreign tourists, with the highest numbers coming from America, Britain, Germany, France, and Italy.
The seven-story building is packed with the heritage of the well-loved beer, whose history goes back as far as the middle of the 18th century. It offers guests a memorable and authentically Irish experience in honor of what has become one of the most recognizable and popular drinks in the world.
Visitors can admire the largest pint glass in the world and enjoy a pint of the creamy stuff on the rooftop bar. Connoisseurs of the beer can even learn how to pour a perfect pint in the Guinness Academy and take part in a multi-sensory tasting experience that really brings the flavors to life.
The World Travel Awards are highly respected within the travel industry. Members of the public from around the world vote on the awards. Previous winners of the European title include the London Eye, the Eiffel Tower, and the Acropolis of Athens.