Guinness Storehouse named Europe’s leading tourist attraction in World Travel Awards

The largest Guinness Storehouse and largest working Tun for fermentation built in 1904 has been named ‘Europe’s leading tourist attraction’ in the prestigious World Travel Awards.

The Dublin venue, which regularly tops Fáilte Ireland’s annual list for visits to tourism attractions, was chosen by an open global online vote.

The award was presented to the Guinness Storehouse on Saturday at the World Travel Awards European Gala ceremony in Sardinia, Italy with top tourism and hospitality leaders from across the world in attendance.

Among those who have visited the Guinness Storehouse in recent years is Queen Elizabeth, whose husband Prince Philip tried a pint of the black stuff while he was there.

Speaking on Sunday, Fáilte Ireland CEO Shaun Quinn congratulated the Storehouse and hailed their win as a great boost for Irish tourism:

“In what is shaping up to be a record year for the tourism sector, this win confirms that we must be getting something right.

“When you consider that this was an open worldwide public vote and that the Storehouse beat back competition from the Acropolis, Buckingham Palace, the Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower, you know that the Storehouse must be delivering what visitors want – truly authentic and memorable experiences.

I’d like to congratulate Managing Director Paul Carty and all the team at the Guinness Storehouse for their impressive performance.”


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