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Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn

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Divided between a fortified upper portion and lively lower section, Tallinn Old Town, now a World Heritage Site, represents the historic heart of Estonia. Defended by imposing walls and 26 surviving watchtowers, the city is one of the best preserved in Europe. Wander the winding, cobbled streets surrounded by Hanseatic-style architecture and buildings dating from as far back as the 11th century. Climb up the steep steps to the castle-like upper town, where the city's elite once lived. You'll be rewarded with sweeping views of the city and the Gulf of Finland, accented by a multitude of church spires and towers. For the clearest panoramas, head to the viewing platforms around the edges of the walls. Arrange your visit to Tallinn Old Town and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tallinn using our Tallinn road trip site.
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  • I feel like when you want to explore the Estonian history it is the best place to visit, as it has lots of different museums, restaurants and everything is just a walk away. Also theatres and... 
    I feel like when you want to explore the Estonian history it is the best place to visit, as it has lots of different museums, restaurants and everything is just a walk away. Also theatres and...  more »
  • Nice place to visit, we did via a day trip from Helsinki via the ferry. Nice to wonder about on an autumns day. Did find the place rather expensive, more so than London regarding food and drink a... 
    Nice place to visit, we did via a day trip from Helsinki via the ferry. Nice to wonder about on an autumns day. Did find the place rather expensive, more so than London regarding food and drink a...  more »
  • Tallinn was a great find. We have never been to the Baltic countries before and used this capital as a launching point for an East to West Scandinavian trip (highly recommended). The Old Town was... 
    Tallinn was a great find. We have never been to the Baltic countries before and used this capital as a launching point for an East to West Scandinavian trip (highly recommended). The Old Town was...  more »

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