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Toompea Hill

Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
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Ranked #3 of 130 Attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high limestone plateau, which...
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high limestone plateau, which was later divided into the Big and Small Fortress with its distinctive defense towers erected in the early 13th century.

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Lysekil, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Combined with the walk in the Old Town of Tallinn this is must, because they belong to each other. To watch the view over Tallinn this is definitely a good option instead of the tv tower outside Tallinn and without Toompea Hill something had get lost with the walk in the lover parts of The Old Town of Tallinn.

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Wisborough Green
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The free guided tour from the Tourist office at 12 noon. The young lady guide was superb; her name was Linne Toomse - funny, clever and altogether brilliant.

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Finland
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174 reviews 174 reviews
43 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Toompea is full of government buildings and not much else. The main reason go walk uphill is a couple quite nice observation places - nice views over the city. The Orthodox church is worth checking as well, we happened to once see it when they were starting the Christmas celebration and it was quite impressive how they dragged tons of... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Although it was snowing at the time and freezing cold, the walk up from the Old Town was lovely. There were several scenic points which looked out over the old town and docks. There were also several hot wine stands which you can have a drink and warm up. Definitely worth a visit!

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is an interesting area to wander around with superb viewing points to look down on the Old town with it's churches and towers.

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Hampshire England UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

An easy climb leads to the top of Toompea Hill where the viewing platform gives a great view over the old town and out to sea. Even in winter the platform was quite busy so I imagine it must get packed in summer. Alexander Nevsky cathedral is certainly worth entering although a lot of the interior including icons were covered... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Definitely the best view of the city with different sceneries. Very welcoming walk to get to the top.

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Mount Forest, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A very interesting combination of architecture and scenery. One sees the Estonian Parliament building...across the street, the Russian Orthodox Church....then a short walk and the Canadian Embassy...another short walk and it's the Irish Embassy...and around the corner is an outstanding view from up high of the city of Tallinn. Unfortunately, the shops on the Hill are filled with Russian tourist... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is the best place for a panaramic view of the old town. One of the best places to walk and very accessible.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The best view o er Tallin and specially the old town. You can see all the way to the sea and I just love the rooftops ovet the old town. Absolutely worth a visit 😊

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