The Guinness Storehouse is celebrating a record number of visitors for 2013 as 1,156,985 guests passed through their doors over the last 12 months, breaking the previously held record of 1,087,000 in 2012.

This represents a 7% increase on the 2012 visitor numbers and sees the Home of Guinness retaining its position as Ireland’s number 1 international visitor attraction.

Some of the high profile visitors to the Guinness Storehouse in 2013 included Hollywood A-Lister Tom Cruise,  Breaking Bad star Dean Norris, Suits actress Meghan Markle, The Script, Chris O’Dowd, Kodaline, Bell X1, and Hermitage Green to name a few.

93% of all visitors to the Guinness Storehouse in 2013 were from overseas with France (up 36% year on year), the United States (up 20% year on year)  and the United Kingdom (up 5% year on year) representing the biggest growth markets compared to 2012.

The top ranking nationalities were from the USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy with August representing the busiest month of the year welcoming 134,403 visitors through the Guinness gates.