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See Dublin through the eyes of a proud Dubliner
There are many sides to Dublin and even if you’re visiting for only a few days, you’ll probably see them all. Because of the city’s compact size, prosperity and poverty live side by side, especially around the north inner city. However, most Dubliners take a real pride in their city. With good reason, too, as it has so much to offer, from great shopping to world-class galleries and museums. And, ofcourse, a fantastic pub scene.
Famous Housed in a six-storey listed building dating from 1904
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It may no longer be part of the active brewery but Guinness Storehouse has become the popular face of what is undoubtedly Ireland’s most recognizable brand. The building is designed around a pint glass-shaped atrium and incorporates a retail store, exhibition space, a restaurant and two bars.
Much of the vast floor space is taken up with presentations on the history and making of the humble pint, which, although self-congratulatory in tone, are magnificently realised. Most entertaining, perhaps, is the advertising section – a testament to the company’s famously imaginative marketing.
The Storehouse tour includes a complimentary pint of the best Guinness you are likely to get, and there’s nowhere better to drink it than in the Gravity Bar, at the very top of the building. This circular bar has a 360-degree window and offers the kind of spectacular view over Dublin that makes the rather steep entrance fee worthwhile. Despite the crowds, this really is a great place in which to linger.
Rialto, 8 Dublin
- 408 4800
- Open Sept-June 9.30am-5pm daily. July-Aug 9.30am-7pm daily.