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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
+372 5836 1161
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Great views over the old town, you can wander round the grounds of the castle without paying to see the armoury etc.

Thank ErkiBear
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the old dominant part of Tallinn; being at the top of he hill was obviously important in the context of defence , and there is plenty of interesting history to see. Just walking past the wonderful old buildings is worthwhile.

Thank Mikejhutt
Reviewed 2 days ago

it is the ideal place to see the old city from above..a very touristy place worth to go a walk, and take some pics

Thank halkideos13
Reviewed 2 days ago

Toompea Hill..or Uppertown is the newest part of Tallinn. It is definitely worth a quiet walkabout before or after the older Lower Town. There are local artists on the pathway between upper and lower. Tallinn was founded in the 10th century and it still looks...More

Thank getgoing2
Reviewed 3 days ago

Toompea Hill is the well known place to go if you want to have a good scenic view of Tallinn Old Town. It is so well known that Toompea Hill is crowded with tourists, juggling spots to take a photo. Now a lesser known, hidden...More

Thank 2CanadianTravellers
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to soak up what Tallinn is about. Easy to get to great view . It gives a good sense of what to see in the old town , which is a wonderful place to wander through loads to see.

Thank Marty D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place where you can take pictures of the fairy tale town below. Beautiful and often crowed but worth it. Go on your own to have enough time (with the guided tours, you need to be quick).

Thank erna o
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area provides a wonderful view of the town and Baltic. Luckily we missed most of the the cruise boat season so it wasn't very crowded.

Thank pamd927
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's selfie time. Wander up the hill to see a spectacular view over Tallinn and take in the history as you wander.

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toompea is the elevated hill overseeing Old Tallinn. It hosts Alex Nevsky cathedral, the Toompea castle (now seat of parliement) and a few observation points. Walking through it small streets is very pleasant. Just don't expect too many things to do though... nor spectacular viewpoints......More

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Response from markr2306 | Reviewed this property |
the climb isn't too bad, its fairly gradual - i would think ok at any age for anyone even slightly fit. The views from the top are great and it is where you find the orthodox cathedral which is worth visiting
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Response from TabathaSoltay | Reviewed this property |
There are actually a few ways up, but they are all steep and some involve stairs. I would take the road not the stairs, the ones I stumbled on to walk up are not only steep, they are uneven. Start in Freedom Square and... More