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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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Gorgeous scenery and beautiful history

The buildings on the hill are an excellent connection to the medieval history of Tallinn. Enjoy not only the history and museums, tour the buildings, but also appreciate the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Orlando, FL
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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The buildings on the hill are an excellent connection to the medieval history of Tallinn. Enjoy not only the history and museums, tour the buildings, but also appreciate the beautiful park space.

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Huizen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We rented an appartment next to the viewpoint on the old town. And what a view it is ! Amazing. Also visit the beautiful curch.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great view of Talinn and the beautiful parks around old town. Perfect place for a photo op and a good setting to relax after a walk around the cobbled streets of old town.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

You have spectacular views from up here. The whole panorama of city of Tallinn is in front of your eyes. Also, the views on the harbour and the lower old city are very impressive as well.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Brilliant of Tallinn from several different positions, the harbour, St.Olaves church and views across the city.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

there are two traditional ways to get up to Toompea Hil fro, the old town, short and steep, and longer and less steep. When you get to the top, the old Noblemens quarters, the churches and the impressive Parliament building are worth taking time over. You will find various places along the walls where you can enjoy the views over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Swell place to experience the feeling of a signiificant forified city in the middle ages. Excellent vistas of the Old City walls, towers, churches, etc. Well maintained and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

TOOMPEA hill was so beautiful . The orthodox church was very beautiful and breath taking. The road down to shop were old had to watch your step. BESURE you go to the top Of the hill to the views over looking the city of TALLINN. The last stop on the views there is A surprise of our trip . You... More 

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

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

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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