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Jeanie Johnson

Guinness Storehouse

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The Guinness Storehouse is one of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions, located at Saint James Gate in Dublin City Centre. The Storehouse was bought by Arthur Guinness as it was his dream to own a brewery. It is filled with wonder and packed with history. it is now a Guinness museum, incorporating elements from the old brewing factory to explain the history of its production. Some of the old brewing equipment is on show, as well as stout ingredients, brewing techniques, advertising methods and storage devices.

The exhibition takes place over 7 floors and your journey will start as you enter into the world’s tallest pint glass which is the size of a seven store building, it is said that it would take up to 14.3 million pints to fill the glass. Some of the old brewing equipment is also on show, as well as stout ingredients, brewing techniques, advertising methods and storage devices.

Guinness Storehouse visitors do not get to see the beer being brewed in front of them. But from various vantage points in the building you may see parts of the brewhouse, vats, grain silos and the keg yard.

The final floor is the Gravity Bar, which has an almost 360° panorama over the city, where visitors can will have the opportunity to learn how to pour your own perfect pint and claim your free pint of "the black stuff".

When you have finished you tour, why not take home some memorabilia at the exclusive Guinness merchandise shop.

The Guinness Store house is only 15 minutes away from The Castle Hotel.

How to get there from The Castle Hotel: The bus number 123 from O’Connell Street stops right outside the Brewery or take the Luas from Abbey Street and get off at James Hospital and walk 3 minutes to the Brewery.

Opening Hours:

Open Daily from 9:30am, last admission 7pm

Restaurant opens daily from 12pm-4pm

Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephens Day (Boxing Day) – The Storehouse is open at normal hours for bank holidays


Adults €16.50

Student over 18 with ID €13 – Student under 18 with ID €10.50

Senior Citizen €13

Child 6-12 €6.50 – Child under 6 is Free

Family (2 adults and 2 children) €40

Guinness Storehouse Map