Explore the Medieval World of Tallinn
Tallinn is a medieval paradise, which was perfect for me! Honestly, walking through the streets of the old town was like walking through history. There were no modern buildings ruining the atmosphere, many of the shops and restaurants had a traditional feel to them, and there were loads of markets to get yourself lost in. There are even medieval themed restaurants you can go to, where you are treated badly on purpose, and the options on the menus also cover medieval food. Depending when you visit, queues can be quite long to get inside the attractions. I booked some of my tickets online ahead of time with Tiqets such as to the KGB Museum, Skywheel, and the Great Guild Hall. If you're looking to do a walking tour, there are loads of free ones available, and some of the guides even dress up in medieval attire!
The airport is located very close to the city centre, so it doesn't take long to get to and from it. Instead of using the bus, we chose to take an Uber so it was more direct and quicker. Uber is very cheap in the city, so I'd recommend using it if you need to get further afield or are tired of walking, it won't cost much! There are lots of places to stay in the city, but we chose to stay at the brand new Ibis Tallinn Center for four nights which was a short walk from the old town, and included breakfast which was great too. You can read about our stay here.
From its 14th century medieval fortifications, to its numerous churches, to its large selection of restaurants and cafes, Tallinn has something for everyone. We spent the majority of our time in the old town area, but there are lots of great places to visit outside of that too if you don't mind a bit of a walk. Check out my top things to do below!
Town Hall Square
Climb Town Hall Tower
Try Garlic Ice Cream from Balthasar
Walk Through the KGB Prison Cells
Hop on the SkyWheel
Explore the Great Guild Hall
Eat Your Way Through DEPOO
Walk Around Linnahall
Visit Estonia's Most Famous Chocolate Shop
Walk Up Lühike jalg
Kiek in de Kök Museum and Bastion Tunnels
Danish King's Garden
Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform
Indulge at Gelato Ladies
Pop in to the Master's Courtyard
Walk On Top of Tallinn's TV Tower
Walk Along St Catherine's Passage
Try the City's Best Burger at the Estonian Burger Factory
Visit Kadriorg Palace
Take a Break at Maiasmokk Cafe
Walk Through the Viru Gate
Have a Cocktail at Manna la Roosa
Marvel at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Gaze Out at the City from the Patkuli Viewing Platform
Let me know if you have any other recommendations for the city! If you haven't been before, get booking your flight, I promise you'll love it!