No trip to Ireland would be complete without visiting the Guinness Storehouse. Home of the black stuff, Guinness has been brewed at St James Gate for over 250 years and the Storehouse takes you on an amazing journey through the past, present and future of the worlds most famous beer.
Walking to the Guinness Storehouse takes about 30 minutes from Premier Suites or if you’re having a day sightseeing why not combine it with a visit to some of the other Dublin attractions on the Red Luas?
Old Jameson Distillery
Relive the story of John Jameson & Son through history, atmosphere and taste. Discover the time honoured secret of perfectly blending three simple ingredients to create a smooth golden spirit. At the end of the tour you are rewarded with wonderful views across the city skyline from the top of the old chimney and taster of the signature drink.
The Old Jameson Distillery is in Smithfield, about 2.3km walk (you can shave some of this off by catching the Red Luas from Abbey Street) and entrance costs €13.50 for an adult.
Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, the graceful courtyards and peaceful squares of Trinity College are a relaxing haven in the centre of Dublin and visitors are very welcome to enjoy the grounds.
The 9th century illuminated manuscript is the College’s most precious treasure and displayed in the Long Room of the Old Library. The Book of Kells visitors centre also includes entry to the “Turning Darkness into Light” exhibition.
A fortress has stood on the ridge overlooking where the Poddle meets the Liffey since ancient Gaelic times. Although the site has continually been built over part of the Viking Fort can still be seen in the Undercroft. Much of the present day castle dates from the `19th century but parts of the 13th century castle are still visible. Explore the castles history as a prison, fortress, law court and seat of English administration and visit the State Apartments, Chapel Royal, Heritage Centre and grounds. The Chester Beaty library is located in the Dublin Castle grounds.
Both cathedrals are situated at the top of Dame Street, about 10 minutes walk from Grafton Street.
The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is the elder of our two mediaeval cathedrals. Worth visiting just to marvel at the incredible architecture, Christ Church also houses an excellent exhibition of parish treasures in the crypts.
Árd Eaglais Naomh Pádraig in Irish, the cathedral was built in honour of the country’s patron saint and is said to stand on a well he used to baptise converts. The magnificent St Patricks Cathedral is open year round and a small entry fee applies.
There are many ways to see our city including excellent Dublin guided tours.