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Address: Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high...
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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If you are in tallinn then you cannot miss this place. It might be a bit challenging to go up to hill but it is worth it: the views on the old town are spectacular and offer so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in tallinn then you cannot miss this place. It might be a bit challenging to go up to hill but it is worth it: the views on the old town are spectacular and offer so many occasions to take nice photos. Another good reason to go is the ortodox cathedral which is magnificent. Just one advice: wear... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Easy walk to view the ancient and modern Tallinn. Able to sample warm wine and little treats from the stalls. Great photographic opportunities.

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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited Taiiinn from a cruise ship and so the area was very crowded the day we were there. Luckily, a local told us that there are several viewing points so we were able to leave the crowds and see the views which are beautiful, You have a panorama view of Old Town as well as the buildings of modern... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You can not get enough of Tallinn Old Town. It is not so big but it is not small either. And you will discover small streets and nice cafes also.

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Well worth visiting Toompea Hill, if only for the views out over the Old Town from three different viewing points. The Russian church is also there and is truly magnificent, and there are great views of the medieval wall and towers.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

According to the legend, the whole hill of Toompea was heaped up, stone by stone, by Linda the mythological mother of the Estonian nation. Toompea is also famous because of its many notable sites, very popular among tourists: the Castle, the stunning Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin (aka the Dome Church) and others. Moreover you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A number of sights in this area, all of them well marked and have display boards explaining what they are about, this area can be picked up the city walking tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very hilly as the name mentioned. You get to view the Old Town from the hill as well as neighbouring districts. Worth the visit if you are photogenic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This along with the lower town below are MUSTS for Tallinn. Here you will experience a variety of of different sites to consume. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, the lookouts and views of the sprawling city below. The artisans displaying their wares, the roasted almonds, bicycling beverage maids.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Stayed in Old Town at St Peterbourg Hotel late October and really enjoyed the walks in TAllinn, particularly the walk up Toompea and its surrounds. Magnificent views from many outlooks and magical alleys and streets, shops and sites. Also the walk around the walls and those gardens where the moat originally protected the hill were a delight to do in... More 

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