Cheers, we'll drink to that!
Dublin's Guinness Storehouse has been named the leading tourist attraction in all of Europe.
The Eiffel Tower, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia, Buckingham Palace, and even the Roman Collosseum didn't compare to our wonderfully Irish brewing venue.
The award was presented in Sardinia, Italy last night at the World Travels Awards ceremony.
Paul Carty, Managing Director of the Storehouse said on the achievement, "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."
Astonishingly, 92 percent of visitors to the Storehouse are not Irish, with the top 5 visiting nationalities being American, British, French, German and Italian.
The Guinness Storehouse only opened its doors in 2006, and since then it has welcomed 13 million people to the venue; who learn all about the 250 year history of the iconic Guinness – and then get to taste some too!