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Guinness Storehouse claims top World Travel Awards crown

The Guinness Storehouse has been named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards.

The award was presented to the Guinness Storehouse at the European Gala Ceremony in Forte Village, Sardinia, which was attended by hundreds of tourism and hospitality leaders from across the region.

Shortlisted alongside some of Europe’s most historic and recognisable attractions including: the Acropolis, Athens; Buckingham Palace, England; La Sagrada Familia, Spain; Ribeira do Porto, Portugal; the Roman Colosseum, Italy and the Eiffel Tower, France; it was Ireland’s top tourist spot that won the largest public vote.

Now in its 22nd year, the World Travel Awards is widely acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade.

Speaking at the European Gala Awards Ceremony, Paul Carty, managing director, Guinness Storehouse said: “Today is a very proud day for the Guinness Storehouse team.

“We were honoured to have been shortlisted amongst such iconic attractions but to be voted by the public as ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ goes beyond anything we could have imagined.

“We wish to claim this as a victory for Irish tourism.

“One in every two holidaymakers to Dublin visits the Guinness Storehouse and we are very aware and very proud of our position at the front line of the warm Irish welcome.

“This award is a great acknowledgement of the team’s dedication to providing an unforgettable, world-class visitor experience.”

The Guinness Storehouse is the Home of Guinness, where you will learn about the incredible brand history stretching over 250 years.

Visitors to the Guinness Storehouse can discover what goes into the making of each and every pint, learn how to pour the perfect pint in the Guinness Academy, step into the wonderful world of Guinness advertising in the newly opened advertising exhibit and enjoy the best 360 degree view of Dublin city in the Gravity Bar, the highest bar in Dublin city.