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Toompea Hill

Lossi Platz, Tallinn, Estonia
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Ranked #3 of 141 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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Groningen, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Nice spot to look over Tallinn and to make beautifull pictures. Lovely to see all the towers and pretty buildings. We went here when she sun almost went under, so the beautiful colors in the sky made it "a picture perfect".

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Tollhouse, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were pleased we took the time to climb the hill, a perfect place to see Old Town and all the way to the sea.

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Monterrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The view over the hill is beautiful. You can sit and admire the view of the city and hear music from local people.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to get a very good view over the old city and the harbour, you have to visit this hill. There are nice old buildings, small shops full of local items and a great vantage point round the corner of building on Kohtu 10.

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Cookham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Reaching the top is the greatest challenge as it's quite a climb, up narrow cobbled streets (with very uneven surfaces) so wear appropriate footwear! When you reach the top you might have to negotiate your way through the crowds of tourists - just to get 'the shot' - but it's worth it………especially on a clear day when you can see... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Step back in time when you visit Toompea. Beautiful old buildings, very narrow cobbled streets, find the viewing points overlooking the town, fantastic views. Walk from Toompea down the steep steps of Luhike Jaig, past lovely boutiques and up market craft shops. Market square is a lovely bustling centre, market stalls selling Estonian crafts and Baltic specialities. A lovely place.

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Ada, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

For me, this was the most interesting part of Tallinn's Old Town. It is the historical center of government and includes buildings from a medieval fortress to Nineteenth Century Imperial style Russian buildings. It also has a magnificent view of the city.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Toompea Hill is on the west of the old town and requires a climb which isn't huge but could be difficult for oldr travellers. Once up the views are superb there are 2 or 3 vantage points that provide breataking views as well as a few shops and souvenir stands. Worth seeing!

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Best view at Tallinn from several platforms, especially in warm June night. Small restaurants and beautiful old houses.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We felt it was worth the climb up to the top of Toompea Hill - there are beautiful views over the old town

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