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Toompea Hill

Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
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Ranked #3 of 145 Attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Lithuania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I and my husband were there in 2014 august. Toompea hill is amazing place with beautiful view. You can see sea from here. There is many suvenir shops, so you can by many little things on it. realy like this place and want to come back some day.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Almost every old European capital has some sort castle/hill combination. Instead of trudging up in midday with all the other tourists, I love to go up in the evening and make the most of the peace, fresh air and great night views. Toompea hill has a few look-out points which are definitely worth a few photos.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Well worth a walk up to both viewing platforms :) think we went at end of season so very quite. Would imagine very busy in the summer.

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Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Toompea hill in Tallinn - every visitor's must see! The view is absolutely gorgeous. Wear comfortable shoes because the street up the hill is sometimes hard to walk - the street is paved with small round stones. Up there are not good restaurants, just one coffee shop along the way.

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Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I love the green areas with autumn colours in the sun - stunningly beautiful! Also great for photos and overview of the city. Nice area with narrow streets and beautifully restored buildings.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great views from the hill and it's easy to walk up there. Even on a dull day, as we had, the view are still outstanding.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Walking in the old town of Tallinn you would see a lot of older building with interesting design. Also you would see the church and the towers of the fortress. However it's a totally different view when you reach the top of the Toompea Hill. A perfect view of the city and the harbor. The building pink roof top made... More

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Lancashire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went up both in the day and the night time. Fantastic views! There are some nice cafes on the route too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You can get some lovely photos from the viewpoints here (though you may have to be a little patient!) as well as close up views of some of the historical buildings. Quite charming.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Not that interesting. It is not that physicially demanding, but you still need to move yourself to the highest point of the hill. The view is not as good as in other landmarks and the buildings were not that interesting.

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