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Toompea Hill

Lossi Platz, Tallinn, Estonia
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Ranked #3 of 142 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Up hill all the way either by the long leg or the short leg Worth the climb A few craft shops on the way

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Singapore, Singapore
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332 attraction reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

An elevated part of Tallinn looking down onto the old town proper. Easy to walk here from the main square and the effort is rewarded with the impressive views out over the old town on one side and the rest of Tallinn on the other.

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Brisbane, Australia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A lovely walk up this small plateau via the Maiden's Tower or Virgin's Tower gets you onto a small rise in the Old Town where you can take in the historical sights of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral or the Dome Church - and if you haven't reached "church overload" then take a look inside or just wander around the outside... More

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Denmark
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120 reviews 120 reviews
54 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A higher area of Tallin with nice views overlooking the city. Small cobblestone paved streets and alleys. A nice place to stroll around.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I do believe most of the photos from the post cards of Tallinn were taken from this hill. It's quite hidden though, took me a while to find this place even though it's marked on the map. The Old Town in Tallinn is truly a hidden gem, I must say. There's always something surprising appear in every corner I took.... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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59 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Is a little bit hard finding the right street to go up the hill, but, once you get to the top,( through an old medieval door to the right of the stairs that gets you there) you must find the two best spots to take beautiful pictures of the city and the medieval towers. It is a very nice and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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252 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great place to spend some time sitting around enjoying the views. It got busy during the day when there were cruise ships docked (not too mad busy but noticeably busier). By evening time though, it was quieter and lovely to sit around for a while. You get good views of Tallinn from here.

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Kuopio, Finland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Getting on the top of The Toompea Hill is certainly worth the walk since the view over the city is just amazing. If You're up to little stair climbing You should absolutely get up the wall where there is a small restaurant with even greater views. Lots of old buldings there to see also.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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