Dublin: Guinness Storehouse
Definitely one of Dublin’s top tourist attractions, but you can’t hold that against it, the Guinness Storehouse is a must during any trip to the city. The tours through the storehouse are self-guided, so you can spend hours touring through the various exhibits or just head straight up to the Gravity Bar for your free (read-included in your admission price) Guinness. Arthur Guinness entered into a 9000-year lease for the St. James’s Gate Brewery at an annual rent of £45 (although at the time the brewery was only 4 acres and today is 64). The building housed the fermentation process until 1988 but is now broken down by floor to take you through both the history of the national drink and the brewing process. You will tour five floors before reaching the Gravity Bar, where you will not only get to enjoy a perfect pint, but unparalleled 360 degree views of the city.
Adult tickets are EUR 13.50, even during busy times, the storehouse is large enough to easily make your way through the tour (finding a seat at the Gravity Bar may be another story).
St. James Gate, Dublin