The Great Escape Plan visits another Irish legend.

The Guinness Storehouse is the number one tourist attraction in Ireland.

It is also one of the most recognized brands in the world–Guinness Beer.

A million visitors a year pass through the Guinness Storehouse, which was part of the St. James Brewery that produces the dark amber colored brew.

The tour begins with a friendly welcome at the atrium built to resemble a massive pint.

As you move through the tour you’ll learn the process of making Guinness.

From holding the grains of barley to informative displays of hops and learn about the water used to make the brew.

Contrary to popular belief, it does not come from the River Liffey that runs through Dublin City, but from the Wicklow Mountains–site of many famous films such as Braveheart and P.S. I Love You.

As legend has it, in 1759 founder Arthur Guinness was so sure he’d crafted a unique winning beer, he signed a 9,000 year lease to make Guinness.

It’s a very high tech tour, but the best part is at the end.

You can redeem your ticket and learn how to pour your perfect pint of Guinness.

Others opt to enjoy their pint among the clouds with a 360 panoramic view of Dublin at the Gravity Bar atop the Guinness Storehouse.

But it’s not just Guinness beer that’s on tap, families can visit the in-house memorabilia store to find anything from Guinness  t-shirts to key chains and footballs and even treats such as chocolates and nuts with Guinness flavoring.

In all, the Guinness tour is a must see attraction that embodies the Irish spirit of inventiveness and courage.

And you can see why The Great Escape Plan recommends this tour for anyone including families.


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