Guinness Storehouse in Dublin One of Europe's Top Destinations: Here's what you can see, do, and drink

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The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland was recently voted the most visited fee-paying attraction in Ireland. Over 1.2 million people visited the Guinness Storehouse in 2014, which was an increase of 100,000 from 2013. Even more impressive, the Guinness Storehouse was recently shortlisted as a finalist for the 'Europe's leading tourist attraction' category for the World Travel Awards, which are said to be 'the Oscars of the travel industry'.

So what is it about the Guinness Storehouse that has it competing with the likes of the Eiffel Tower and the Acropolis?

It's a unique experience -- fun, educational, and tasty, attracting people from around the world. Whether for a girlfriend's getaway, bachelor destination escape, singles or couples, the Storehouse has an experience to suit even the most discerning travelers. From its tasting room, history components, and incredible city views, it serves as a first stop for visitors to Dublin.

Here are a few not-to-be-missed attractions while at the Guinness Storehouse.

Gravity Bar

This symbolic 'head of the pint' stands high above Dublin's skyline, offering visitors an uninterrupted 360 view of the beautiful cities, spanning as far as the Dublin Mountains. It's one of the most popular event venues in Dublin, understandably, attracting dozens of parties each year.

Connoisseur Bar

The Connoisseur Experience is a one-in-a-million tasting experience, offering visitors the chance to taste and learn the stories behind the most popular types of Guinness -- Draught, Original, Foreign Extra Stout, and Brewers Project. Parties and groups can reserve time slots to learn about the making of these popular flavors, and taste to their hearts content. There's an extra charge for this currently about 46 Euros.

Perfect Pint Station

At the 'Pour the Perfect Pint' bar, Guinness teaches visitors the six steps behind the art to pouring the perfect pint, every time. It's not just about the beer -- it's about the glass, the tilt and the settle. Friends can book private tables for their trip and enjoy a great, uninterrupted night out, beer included. You'll need to book this in advance.

Guinness Archives

For the history buffs out there, the Guinness archives offer an incredible opportunity to access records and artefacts from the formation of Guinness in 1759 to the present day. Here, people can find family history, brewing history, and collector's information to supplement their eternal thirst for beer-related knowledge.

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August 30th, 2015

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