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Address: Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

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The wall is intact for part of the town. For a small amount of money you can walk along the top. The viewpoints are more scenic than the top.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The wall is intact for part of the town. For a small amount of money you can walk along the top. The viewpoints are more scenic than the top.

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Cambs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We paid the €3 to walk on to the wall, it's only about 200m of walkway, one side full of bird poo, the other side quite pleasant

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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

There is various sections of the wall you can visit and we visited part of the wall where it cost €3 per person to visit. You have to climb a metal spiral staircase to reach the walk. You do not get a fantastic view of the town from the section we visited, but you do get to see the rooftops... More 

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Eaglescliffe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Its a shame there aren't more sections of the wall that can be walked as the views are fantastic, what is there is very good

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

As you are heading up or down from the Toompea Hill area to the Olde Towne (or visa versa) this cobblestone street is lined with artists and their works and handicrafts. The wall continues around the olde city with towers scattered defensively around. Several gates allow entry to and through this ancient bastion. This fantastic structure dominates the cities skyline.

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We did not walk along the wall but viewed it from down below. What a great piece of history. The towers from what I think is the west side were very picturesque and there is a nice park outside the walls. It is definitely worth walking around the town for the views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I loved seeing the whole of Tallin from this vantage point. You feel a little bit that you have stepped back in time with the cobblestone street. At night you will definitely get some great pictures!

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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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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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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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