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Address: Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia

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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Private Walking Tour of Talinn Old Town

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Great views

We climbed up here. It is a steep climb but when you get to the top there are great views of the town. Well worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We climbed up here. It is a steep climb but when you get to the top there are great views of the town. Well worth it.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't forget to walk up this hill to see how the Nobility lived and "looked down" on the common people of the lower town. There are many things to see in this small part of old town. But, don't miss St. Alexanders church, the castle tower and the gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whole of Old Town Tallin worth a look - but the views of the new from the old are fascinating. Amzong juxapositions of the medieval rooftops with the contemporary office and hotel blocks. Some great shops on the way, particularly in the lower part of the old town away from the market place - which has some great stalls and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great views of the Old Town and surrounding environs. The walk up is not the most strenuous and there are both stairs and paved streets up to the best viewpoints. Plenty of old buildings and churches on the way up to admire also.

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Patras, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't forget to visit this place were there is an amazing view for the Tallinn town. Especially in the night.

Thank Yiatse
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fantastic viewing area giving you a full panorama of the Old Town...worth the steady climb up from Pikk Street

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tallinn old town has two main parts, the lower town and the upper town called Toompea. This is the area where you will find the large cathedrals, the parliament buildings, the embassies and the elite citizens housing (so they could look down on the workers below). There are several ways up to Toompea, firstly along the vehicle access route also... More 

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Sharon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the place to take some great photos; we were very fortunate to have a lovely, warm, sunny July day for our visit. Make sure you have lots of memory on your phone or in your camera.

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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tallinn's old town is divided in to two parts - the lower town and Toompea Hill. The walk to the top is not arduous and is worth it as lovely views can be seen from this accessible Tallinn site. At the top a museum, cafe and shops can be found as well as the nation's rulers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth climbing there along the "long leg" and come down along "the short leg". On the top you must visit the beautiful Parliament building and the really elegant Orthodox church.

Thank irmelipu

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