The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin has been named as the world’s leading tourist attraction of 2023 at the World Travel Awards in Dubai.
It is a staple attraction for both tourists headed to Dublin and for locals. Since it opened in 2000 it has had more than 20 million visitors. It beat the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Florida, the Las Vegas strip and the Burj Khalifa.
The Storehouse also won top beer tour visitor experience for the second year in a row, beating the Coors Brewery Tour and Miller Brewery Tour in the US, the Maui Brewing Company in Hawaii and the Tiger Brewery Tour in Singapore.
Alice Mansergh, chief executive designate of Tourism Ireland, said: “Congratulations to the Guinness Storehouse on being named World’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2023 and, for the second year in a row, World’s Leading Beer Tour Visitor Experience.
“These are truly significant accolades. Compelling things to see and do give overseas visitors more reasons to holiday on the island of Ireland.”
Catherine Toolan, managing director of Diageo Irish Brand Homes, said: “This is a very special moment for us at the Guinness Storehouse. It means the world to our team to be recognised on a global stage and to bring these awards home to Dublin and The Liberties.”
In the past year, the Guinness Storehouse has welcomed an impressive 1.4 million visitors from 165 countries.