holiday rental in Tallinn Centre, grab your camera and get ready to be overawed at the sheer beauty of Estonia’s sparkling gem.
Channel your inner Viking explorer and take in the most amazing city views…from the sea! Your options for taking in the most incredible coastal views of the city are numerous: you can fly into Helsinki and reach Tallinn by ferry, or you can join a kayak tour of the bay on a wonderful side-trip. A day cruise to the nearby islands of Naisaar and Aegna will also gift you the chance to view Tallinn from the sea and if you’re lucky enough to find a spot on an afternoon cruise, you’ll be awarded the most amazing sunset coastal views around.
In an Old Town Centre comprising 20 almost intact medieval towers, it stands to reason that climbing any of them ought to give you some pretty dazzling views of the city. The city’s main Cathedral, St. Mary’s, is found right at the top of the city’s highest hill: Toompea. Climbing the nearly 70 meter high bell tower may leave you breathless, but so will the views. The Cathedral is one of Tallinn Centre’s most visited attractions, so plan to spend at least two hours here, admiring the works of art and intricate woodwork this glorious church is renowned for.
Up, up and away
For a rather unique view of both old and new Tallinn Centre, head to the viewing platform on Kohtu Street and take in the sights of the newest and oldest parts of the city. There are four other viewing platforms around Toompea Hill so, if you’re feeling particularly energetic, feel free to climb them all and you’ll really enjoy superlative panoramic views of the whole city centre.
Back to those towers…
While you can climb over half a dozen ancient towers surrounding Tallinn Centre, we think two of them deserve a special mention. The Estonian Maritime Museum is housed inside one of the oldest towers, and its rooftop terrace gifts spectacular city views and is high enough to take in the sight of the innumerable red terracotta tiled roofs the city is famous for. Both the Museum and the terrace are well worth an in-depth visit. The Town Wall Museum connects three separate towers and also offers unparalleled city skyline views, so head here if you haven’t had enough of the phenomenal views.
Dinner with a View
One of Tallinn’s best restaurants, Horisont, is also one of its most beloved sunset viewing spots. Enjoy sundowners and splendid views over Tallinn Centre and the Baltic Coast, and stay a little longer to savour the incredible dining experience of Horisont Restaurant. We couldn’t think of a abetter way to take in two of Tallinn’s most precious attractions.