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Tallinn

Old Town Maestro
Located on the most popular drinking street of the Old Town this hotel is merely a stumble away from some fiercely vibrant hotspots. With stylish decor and sauna facilities located on the top floor unaffordable views of Tallinn are provided here...
Must Lammas
Located in the popular Old Town this Estonian-run restaurant maintains its individuality despite being located within a dense cluster of restaurants. Serving hearty Caucasian cuisine and offering a gently charming atmosphere - this is not to be miss
Paat
Although this restaurant is located a little further out than the principal areas for most tourists the originality of the design is well worth the extra effort. During the summer the terrace on the water is especially charming...
Kiek in de Kok
Suitably located in the historical area of Toompea this is a renowned addition to Tallinn's cultural scene. Toompea's Walt Disney appearance is deceptive however and this monument possesses some interesting weapons of war...
Occupation Museum
Learn something of what the Estonian's lived through under Soviet rule; depicting such recent events the Occupation Museum is certainly one of the more important venues to visit in cultural Toompea...
Pirita Klooster
Located more remotely than most of Tallinn's hotels the Pirita Klooster's location next to the ancient monastery of St Bridget gives the hotel a spiritual calm...
Pirita TOP Spa
Do not be discouraged by TOP Spa's harsh exterior; as the largest residential health and beauty centre in Tallinn it's one of the best places to relax and rejuvenate in the city.
Villa Hortensia
This four bedroom villa is located on the principal shopping streets in the city giving it a superb location for those in search of some fabulous restaurants chic bars and glamorous nightlife...
Musi
A fantastic addition to the eatery scene in the Old Town. Functioning as a combination of wine bar cafe and restaurant it is slowly becoming a local treasure unaffected by hoards of tourists due to its slightly secret location...
Energia Kohvik
Straight out of a movie set; Russian ladies with fur coats and roll-up cigarettes are a permanent feature while the suits from this part of the city enjoy an indugent sweet menu. A true taste of former Estonia located within the Soviet shopping cent
Niguliste Church Museum
For many, there is little need to leave the Old Town, which provides a vibrant night life, a seductive cafe scene and a historically rich culture. Featuring as a popular musuem as well as a concert venue, it is a must-see...
Olde Hansa
Located centrally within popular Old Town this restaurant functions as so much more than merely a tourist venue. The medieval history of the area is brought to life appealing to many local people...
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...
Tallinn City Museum
A great option for a quick culture fix; the best place to visit for a concise download of information before visiting the sights themselves. Located in Toompea but only minutes from the Old Town it is perfectly located for many of the cultural hotsp
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...
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
Maritime Museum
Tucked into an intimate location in historical Toompea this venue provides unchallenged views of the Baltic. The medieval atmosphere only compliments the features within the museum further and is certainly worth a visit...
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.
Depeche Mode (DM bar)
This is a strangely unique bar solely dedicated to Depeche Mode; the reaction is either pure awe or confusion and slight fear. Its location makes it an interesting experience if only to drop in...
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...
St Olav’s Church (Oleviste Kirik)
Like most of the cultural sights in Tallinn this spectacular Church can be found in historical Toompea. It is a perfect reflection of Tallinn's rich multi-cultural past while also being a spectacular sight...
PK Ilmarine
Formerly an area packed with factories it is now home to some of the city's trendiest restaurants and nightclubs. Only ten minutes walk from the Old Town's amusements this chic hotel provides an ideal option for young people families and large group
Toompea Hill
Toompea Hill is seen as the centre point to this area and additionally to Estonian politics. Take a walk up Toompea Hill and admire the castle the Parliament and the splendour of the Nevsky Cathedral...
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...
Kooli and Gumnaasiumi
These charmingly quaint alleyways provide a strong contrast to busy Müürivahe providing a truly authentic tour of medieval streets. They are also home to a dense collection of towers in Tallinn which in the medieval backdrop of the city al
Golf – Niitvälja Club
Sitting pretty amongst Tallinn's jaw-dropping countryside is its finest golf course Tallinna Golfiklubi. Escape from the crowds in a suitably garish argyle jumper and hit the greens in style.
ELF Conservation Tours
If you want to give something back whilst in Tallinn, the ELF project welcomes volunteers of all ages and abilities to help out with their conservation work across Estonia. If you love walks in the woods and singing by the camp fire, this one's for y
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.
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.
Cafe VS
This city centre bar is popular with a trendy crowd of young Estonian's however escapes the radar of tourists. Serving stomach-lining Indian food and cocktails this is a great start to a large night out...

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