The Guiness Tour, has earned a reputation as one of the must see attractions in Dublin, whether you are a fan of the drink or not. Having now been twice, the major question I have is why?
Admission is 12Euros for Adults.
The tour is self guided, and involves a number of informative displays over four floors. They include a display on Coopering, the Brewing Process and also a history of the Guiness family. All of it is interesting and informative but not spectacular.
There is also a very comprehensive interactive display traceing Guiness advertising, and this interstingly enough is one of the highlights. Interesting, because whatever Guiness may lack as a product (I know few people who drink it all the time) it makes up for as a brand, and it is the advertising that has made that brand.
On the fifth floor there are a number of restaurants and bars selling wholesome, hearty, Guiness suiting food: steak Pie, seafood chowder etc. These eateries all represent very good value.
The Top Floor, however, is where the ticket really pays for itself as it is Gravity, a glass walled bar with views over all of Dublin. You get a free Guiness so enjoy the view and the drink.
I guess the tour deserves its reputation as a must-see after all.