They say Guinness is good for you, but it’s also very good for tourist numbers as the Guinness Storehouse at St James’s Gate was Ireland’s most visited attraction in 2016, according to figures released by Failte Ireland.
In its annual list of top visitor attractions, the Guinness Storehouse welcomed 1.6m visitors last year – a 10% increase on the year before.
Open since 2000 it is celebrating 17 years of welcoming visitors to the home of Guinness
Located on part of the Guinness brewery, the storehouse takes visitors through the history of the stout as well as outlining the brewing process.
The tour ends with a free pint in the Gravity Bar on the top floor of the storehouse.
Around 20% of visitors taste Guinness for the first time at the Storehouse, quite amazing considering it’s the most exported stout across the globe.