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Town Wall

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia
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Ranked #13 of 130 Attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We accessed the walls at Muurivahe close to the Viru Gate. There is a small charge but access is free to Tallinn Card holders - the latter is one of Tallinn's BIG BARGAINS! It is possible to walk along the walls to gain excellent panoramas of the Old Town and Toompea Hill - also to imagine life as a medieval... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Tallinn can easily boast one of the finest and best preserved medieval town walls in Europe. It stretches for almost 2km with 4 main gateways and 20 fairytale turrets along the way. Some of the towers are costly tourist traps, other sections are more authentic. There are two main sections you can walk along. One in the east links Viru... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You really feel the medieval characteristics of Tallinn when you see these fortifications and the cone shaped turrets. You get a great view of the city from the perch, good photo opportunity.

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Enghien, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The city wall is surprisingly well preserved (and restored, for some parts). You can walk on them and get a very nice view on all the city (at least near the Viru gates). Some explaning signs indicate what you can see from the point where you stand.

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Margam, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

some good views over the city and a couple of information points along the wall (not a huge amount but if your just curious its all you need) stairs are quite steep in parts and spiraling, but you wouldn't expect any more from an old tower

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The town wall is like a silent security guard of the city. Very majestic and romantic at the same time. The most I prefer the place where several artists have put their paintings.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You can go inside the walls and walk along a section of it. Very well preserved part of meieval Tallinn

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Lancashire England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The gardens outside the town wall had an exhibition of garden designs which was free to visit and really good.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

you have to pay entrance to climb each section so it can get a bit pricey, just do one bit! prices from 1.5 to 3 euros each

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I climbed the town wall in two places. One (near the sweater sellers) allows you to walk along the wall for quite a distance for about a Euro. The other, was up the top of the Short Leg, where you can get a coffee or hot wine sitting at a little table on the top of the wall, under the... More 

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