You can’t go to Dublin and not visit the famous Guinness Storehouse and we were no exception! I have to say, I knew Guinness was a big deal, but I didn’t realise how big the factory was going to be!
.:Amazing wood carving: Guinness – The Story of More:..:View from the Gravity Bar:..:Proof that I did try some ;):.
Even though I’m not a beer drinker, the tour was interesting, learning about how the beer is brewed and the history of the factory. There are quite a few different aspects to the tour like Guinness tasting and pouring your own pint, neither of which we managed to do, but the tour itself was enough.
My favourite part of the tour was the ‘pint shaped’ atrium meaning that you’re standing at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass, which would hold 14.3 million pints of Guinness! As well as the Gravity Bar at the top, which has pretty much 360 degree views over Dublin so you can sit up there whilst enjoying a pint of Guinness (or in my case an orange Fanta later on in Arthur’s Bar).
At the beginning and end of the tour you can visit the shop, where products range from men’s and women’s clothing to glasswear and confectionery. And yes… I did buy some Guinness flavoured chocolate… and crisps… and peanuts to (a.) try myself and (b.) give to my parents and work friends to try! The chocolate did smell very much like a pint of Guinness, but tasted sweeter than I expected and I have to say I quite liked it!
Have you ever been to the Guinness Storehouse?