Guinness Storehouse Virtual Dublin City Tour: Guinness Family Role in Dublin’s Architectural History – Giveaway #StorehouseStoryCA
St. Patrick’s Day has sadly come and gone, but in Dublin, Ireland you can always enjoy the Luck of the Irish all year long. And, nothing says Irish like Guinness! There are so many iconic tourist locations in Dublin, the only way to take them all in and get a real sense of what Ireland’s culture is all about is to take a virtual tour like Guinness Storehouse’s Dublin City Tour. As an avid traveler, Dublin is at the top of my list of favorite cities to visit for obvious reasons. The food, culture, and rich history and tourist locations are really just the tip of the iceberg, every time I visit Dublin my family has a hard time convincing me to leave the city because the people are so nice!
If you are planning a family trip to Ireland, the Guinness Storehouse virtual Dublin City Tour is the only way to go and contains all of my favorite parts of Ireland in one day! You can start your day off at the historical Trinity College, and continue to pack eight beautiful architectural locations, all linked to the Guinness Family is one way or another, into one fun-filled day, rich with Irish culture. You can continue your Dublin tour by stopping at the Bank of Ireland, which has been standing since 1739 and you’ll have a chance to head inside and take in all of the architecture which includes a beautiful 1,233 piece crystal chandelier and life-size tapestries that depict the Battle of Boyne. My absolutely two favorite buildings in Dublin are also linked to the Guinness Storehouse– Dublin Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The breathtaking Cathedral was restored in to its current condition back in 1860 and the restorations were funded by Arthur Guinness’s very own grandson Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness.
Chances are your family gets just as antsy as mine when they spend an entire day sight-seeing historical buildings – luckily you can explore St. Stephen’s Green and Iveagh House and Gardens. St. Stephen’s Greens is a 27-acre public park, full of breathtaking scenery and located right in the heart of the city. The Greens was actually privately owned until 1877 when Sir Arthur Guinness pushed a bill through Parliament to open it up to the lovely people of Dublin, and paid for all of the landscaping, ponds, and gardens that are still there today. Without the Guinness Family, Ireland would not be the majestic tour destination that my family and I have fallen in love with over the years.
In celebration of Ireland, the generous crew at Guinness Storehouse has provided me with an amazing contest giveaway for my (1) lucky Canadian reader and I can’t wait to share it with everyone. The giveaway is valued at $125 and includes a Guinness recipe book, official Guinness Chef apron, a limited edition 2015 Guinness mug and – of course – Guinness pint glasses. (see photo above)
Don’t forget to enter in the contest below and head over to Guinness Storefront’s official website to book your Dublin City Tour. I am heading back to Ireland in September and I cannot wait! If you can’t make it to Ireland this year, the photographs of the historical buildings and everything Dublin has to offer are a must see on the website!
One (1) Canadian Winner will receive one (1) Guinness Storehouse-themed prize pack. Promotion open to residents of the Canada only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen on, about, or after April 24, 2015, and will be notified via email to obtain their shipping address. If no response within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen.
ENTER TO WIN THIS FAB PRIZE: Check out the simple rules below!
Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method – TWEET
@TouristmTravel, I’d love to win this prize pack from @HomeofGuinness because (the reason you want to win) #StorehouseStoryCA
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Disclaimer: Although this post has been generously sponsored by Guinness Storehouse, the opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.