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Tallinn

Scotland Yard
Formally an industrial wasteland this area is now occupied by trendy clubs and chic restaurants. Scotland Yard's cleverly designed decor promotes a stylish take on a traditional pub...
X Club
This venue is certainly a more reputable option than some of its competitors. Targeting a business clientele X-Barr caters for a larger capacity and a more diverse selection of entertainments...
Town Hall and Town Hall Square
The Town Hall Square is perhaps the busiest part of Tallinn. Although a principal cultural spot itself it is also surrounded by bars cafes and restaurants making it an important social point for the city...
Kreutzwald Hotel
Although located a little further away from the party scene of the city centre it is well worth the extra walk. However it does fall only ten minutes walk from the Old Town so there is ample choice of entertainment on your doorstep...
L’Ermitage
Toompea Hill retains much historical importance in Tallinn and is one of the few historical features still remaining. The hotel offers fantastic views of this quaint part of town whilst still being close to the hubbub of the tourist fun in the city.
Revalia
The position of this restaurant could not be better; found in the centre of the Town Hall Square the restaurant benefits from constant tourist traffic providing a constantly vibrant atmosphere...
Cafe Amigo
This centrally located club has reinvented itself by inviting rock and blues acts to entertain the clientele. Fabulous guest artists give this music club an exclusive reputation and is also popular with the guests of the Viru Hotel located above th
Hell Hunt
This original pub benefits from being located in Toompea where its own historical value is consistent with the area's. With more reasonable prices than the commercial bars in the Old Town it aims to attract locals and tourists...
Kadriorg Palace
The equivalent of London's Kensington; this area is only a short drive from the centre of Tallinn however well worth it. The museum offers the only quality European art in the country, but the formal gardens and palace surroundings that provide the
Cafe Boulevard
This 24-hour cafe attracts a diverse clientele depending on when you visit. The early hours of the morning see intoxicated locals following a boozy night at nearby club Bobby and Clyde. However it is just as likely to see a contrasting business set
Poska Villa
There is a solid selection of excellent restaurants in the area and although there is not a great deal of vibrant nightlife nearby the late night fun of the Old Town is only a short drive away...
Borsi Baar
Don't let the rather inappropriate setting put you off this venue; located on one of Tallinn's most medieval streets in Toompea you will forget this quaint charm upon walking into this vibrant atmosphere. Beware of the personal service; designed to
SPA Hotell Viimsi Tervis
Located close to its competitor Pirita TOP Spa the SPA Hotell Viimsi Tervis is perfect for those looking to get away from it all have a few massages and generally recuperate.
Pikk, Vene and Lai streets
These streets form the principal shopping area within the Old Town. Knick-knacks ceramics and crafts abound so there's no excuse not to come back weighed down with bags.
Balthasar
The Old Town is the principal spot for excellent restaurants of which there are many. Situated on the Old Town Square tourists and locals alike are attracted to this smart restaurant...
Meriton Old Town
Located at the end of the infamous Lai shopping street this hotel is a recent addition to Tallinn's tourist scene. Offering guests a fabulous location close to the lively Old Town as well as the cultural wealth of Toompea it is a popular choice...
Peppersack
Located just off the Town Hall Square this restaurant benefits from a popular position in the Old Town. Complete with a seemingly popular Medieval theme this is a popular tourist haunt without losing its authenticity...
Amsterdam Pub
This city centre pub is one of Tallinn's most favourite for its 100-year old wooden interior, preserving a traditional atmosphere. Although facing increasing competition, it retains a loyal custom...
Stockmann Cafe
This city centre cafe is a great place to drop into having exhausted your feet and wallet in the popular department stores. With internet access and a vast selection of delicious pancakes, this modish cafe is constantly popular...
Gloria Tabacalera
Although located in the popular area of the Old Town this location is relatively unknown by many due to the acclaimed restaurant above taking much custom. As a proud expert the owner welcomes other cigar lovers to sit with a coffee or a port...
Von Krahli Baar
This venue has an unpretentious and welcoming atmosphere making it popular with arty types and students. Cheap prices and mismatching decor give the club a quirky atmosphere and seems a suitable location for original live music...
Gloria
Located in the buzzing Old Town of the city this is one of many fabulous restaurants. However this is one of this oldest restaurants with simple yet excellent cuisine in a rather grand atmosphere...
Controvento
The range of restaurants in the Old Town in superb and are successful due to the enormity of the tourist trade in this part of town. Although centrally located there is a sense of secrecy to the restaurant with a hidden doorway - a truly special h
Hunting
Although hunting laws have tightened up in Estonia with the right legal documents you can still enjoy the sport. Most hunting locales a drive away though so be sure to set aside a day for the activity.
Müürivahe
A busy tourist street in the Old Town Müürivahe is all about independent shops selling traditional Estonian household goods. Be sure to snap up a souvenir or three to take your folks back home.
Lühike Jalg
This road leads the way to historical Toompea; with culturally rich establishments a great day out is to combine some shopping with sightseeing before stopping at one of the many cafe's for much-needed fuel.
Olematu Rüütel
Located in the heart of historic Tallinn this guest house acts primarily as a restaurant and conference centre however the three guest rooms have proven popular with those on a budget...
Cafe Elsebet
Near to some principal shopping areas in the Old Town, this cafe is attached to popular Cafe Peppersack, whose trade it shares.
Tallinn Football Club
Although not yet a celebrated sport Estonia does have a celebrated local team who play at the national arena. Cheer on the local boys and show your support.
City Bike Tours
Although the cobbled streets of Tallinn aren't ideal for cycling the surrounding countryside practically begs to be explored on two wheels.
FK Keskus Go-Karting
Tearing around a track in a go-kart can be a good way of living out all your racing car fantasies without actually breaking any laws on the road. We suggest you do it here at FK Keskus.
Kalma Sauna
For the real Baltic sauna experience head to Kalma Sauna; open since 1928 the famed public sauna is every bit as fabulous as you'd expect.
Tallinna Hipodroom
A betting man? Then head to the hipodroom in the town centre where you can place a bet on your favourite four-legged steed and cheer it on from the sidelines - all the while with a suitably chilled glass of champagne in hand of course.
Seikleja Sea Kayaking
It takes hulking shoulders to power a canoe or kayak so those wanting to prove their mettle should take to Estonia's waterways and see what they're made of.
Tallinn Basketball Club
Believe it or not basketball is Estonia's favourite sport - and spectators love to watch slam-dunks by local team Kalev.
Kuul Saal Bowling Club
Tallinn's young 'uns love ten-pin bowling with most lanes located in shopping centres around the city. Three strikes and you're in. Check out KU:L SA:L.
Jeti Ice Arena
Ice skating can look graceful if you're any good but those who aren't likely to crash and burn rather spectacularly; hone your skills in Tallinn and make sure you don't go down without a sequin-clad fight.
Hedone
With its central location in Old Town it's hardly surprising this massage parlour is brimming with dressing gown-clad guests.
RMK Hiking
With such a diverse countryside it makes sense to throw on some hiking boots and head into the great unknown. Just be prepared to puff and pant your way home.
Estonian Experience Sailing
Sail away advised Enya - and what a wise woman she was. Do so in style by taking a boat out on the beautiful Baltic waters far far away from the coastline.

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