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History and innovation blend seamlessly in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia and one of the busiest ports of the Baltic Sea. Vanalinn, its UNESCO-listed old town, is hemmed in by a remarkably well-preserved medieval city wall, which includes no fewer than 26 defence towers. Most sightseers head to Patkuli viewing platform for sweeping vistas of the walls and the Gothic churches they contain. Among the most notable of these is Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, perched atop Toompea Hill.

On closer inspection, you’ll discover Vanalinn’s cobbled streets are lined with museums, galleries and craft stores selling everything from Baltic knitwear to the region’s famous amber jewellery.

Yet, despite this medieval feel, Tallinn is also regarded as one of Europe’s leading tech and start-up hubs. Lots of new enterprises open here, drawing on the pool of talent from the likes of Tallinn’s University of Technology. The modern city centre bustles with high-speed internet cafés and lively bars and clubs.

Tallinn’s approach to gastronomy is just as dynamic, with a range of both international and traditional restaurants to choose from in picturesque Raekoja Plats. In summer and spring, indulge in a bowl of wild berries and currents, while winter is a time to savour hearty fare like wild mushroom soup served with a hunk of black bread.

Set by the sea, Tallinn’s sandy beaches are also popular with locals and visitors alike during summer.

Tonight

From £26 per night

This weekend

From £81 per night

Next weekend

From £86 per night

Most popular time to visit June–August
Cheapest time to visit February–April
Local currency € 10 = £8.90
Language Estonian
Average weekend price £64 per night
Average weekday price £67 per night
Typical stay 1 night

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10

Lovely old inner city, a country with an exciting history,...

15 June 2019

Lovely old inner city, a country with an exciting history, good food, friendly people. It's great to visit a country that due to the determination of its people (and EU money) is a success. From poverty during the Soviet regime to a modern, well-educated population. Everything works, the infrastructure is excellent, and all Estonians speak a very good English. Estonia has become very Nordic, the only exotic feature is the language. The price level is also Nordic …

Annette
Annette Denmark
8.0

The old town is eveyything Tallinn has to offer, one of the...

15 June 2019

The old town is eveyything Tallinn has to offer, one of the best maintained I've been too but it's getting over priced this is my third time here and I can't see me going back . The main square is a ripoff avoid eating or drinking here.

mark
mark United Kingdom
10

Stay in the Old Town - it is so beautiful, lively and...

14 June 2019

Stay in the Old Town - it is so beautiful, lively and historic. So much to do, look at and explore, bring your flat walking shoes as you will climb towers and walls and the cobble stone streets are uneven.

Melissa
Melissa Australia
10

Stayed in Tallinn for one night (2 days) en route to a...

14 June 2019

Stayed in Tallinn for one night (2 days) en route to a conference in Tartu. Really beautiful city with good food and lots to see. Most of teh sights are located within the old town, which is compact and you can see most things inside a couple of days. Good local food is everywhere, so if you like wild boar, Elk etc then there is plenty to try.

David
David United Kingdom
10

Although limited for time my experience of Tallinn was very...

13 June 2019

Although limited for time my experience of Tallinn was very positive. Weather was great as was the food and drink and very reasonably priced. The old town was small but quaint and very easy to get around as indeed was the transport system. I was there with a friend to watch football but have told my partner all about my experiences there and will definitely consider returning,with her, in the near future

Nigel
Nigel United Kingdom
8.0

Historic city was lovely and eating out reasonably priced.

12 June 2019

Historic city was lovely and eating out reasonably priced. Very clean and heard the most wonderful busker playing violin outside oldest tea shop in Tallinn. Lovely way of informing people about the buildings set in the glass frames,

Paul
Paul Ireland

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