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This round, low cannon tower served many purposes in the past such as a storehouse, barracks and prison; today, it houses the Maritime Museum that chronicles the history of the shipping and fishing industry in Estonia.
Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

A broad circular tower, in sharp contract to that on the other side of the city gate. Appeared to be under restoration this summer. There's also a view-point close by.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mabinho
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Fat Margaret is a round 16th century Canon Tower housing the Estonian Maritime Museum. The museum is currently closed and not due to reopen until late 2019. Fat Margaret’s walls are amazingly thick. This can be gauged from the openings in the exterior walls. Worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard A
Reviewed October 16, 2018

It was closed when we passed by it. Thought of it as being "the mother" of all our Martello Towers back in the UK. You can't miss it if you approach the Old Town from that side of the walls.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

This was our first sight of the Old Town as we walked from the ship . Very impressive entry, made one think ah this place is going to be very good and the Old Town sure was . This was the main seaward gate of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank roy v
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This tower is a part of the city walls. Remarkably well perserved. visible from distance, it is an entrance to the old city. Good point for photos.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gul C
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This was our entrance way into the old city. The landmark was visible from distance and it was walking distance from the cruise center. The gateway into another place in time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AChee74
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We stopped for a quick photo visit while walking back to our ship at the cruise ship docks - this is on the way. The tower is part of the old city walls and is quite photogenic. It is worth a quick stop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GeofJx
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Amazing the defensive efforts that went into building these towers. Do notice the incredibly thick walls. The town side of the nearby tower has a crucifix on the wall, and there are memorials to soldiers of different nationalities who came to the aid of Estonia...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Heading from cruise terminal to Old town ,Fat Margaret is an easily identifiable landmark. We were told that the maritime museum was closed. Neat old history worth checking out.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed August 3, 2018

What a great start, introduction and entrance to Old Town. Unique building - you can picture it as a fortress/tower protecting the city.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sandi S
February 13, 2018|
Response from Oleg Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, You can, Sandi.
Robert L
July 10, 2016|
Response from LusineAr | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no. Third floor and roof cafe are not accessible :(