An ideal place to city break because of its incredible beauty, a mix of old and new, and relatively unknown status as a European country worth visiting, Estonia, and it's capital city Tallinn, has everything you could hope for from a short trip away.
Estonia is a burgeoning destination in Europe that many people are now starting to visit. Alongside lesser known cities and towns, the most popular place to visit is unsurprisingly the country's capital, Tallinn. Its medieval Old Town is a UNESCO-listed heritage site and it contains a number of amazing architectural pieces for you to marvel at during your stay – with the typical starting place being Tallinn’s Town Hall Square. The heart of the city for more than eight centuries, it perfectly encapsulates the city’s personality. With a quaint market, great views in every direction, and beautiful Christmas markets in the winter, it has something for everyone.
Try some rich Estonian food in the market, with pork and cheese being staples in numerous dishes. There are plenty of restaurants in the square and some even have an interesting Middle Ages theme, with staff dressed in period costume and music filling the air. There are several parks worth seeing in the city when you need some greenery - including Lindamäe Park and the gardens at Kadriorg Palace chief among these.
Estonia as a country is relatively small, meaning that you can experience some wonderful nature not too far out from the city stylings of Tallinn, with fishing villages, beaches, and pine forests just a few kilometres away. Laheema is Estonia’s largest national park and can be reached from Tallinn in under an hour. Here, you’ll find Viru – one of Europe’s largest bogs – and while this may not sound particularly appealing, the boardwalk around it leads you on an amazing path through nature. Around this amazing expanse, you can pick berries, take in diverse flora, and clock in some serious steps. The islands of Naissaar, Prangli, and Aegna are three more interesting locations and each of these can be reached via a short boat journey from Tallinn Harbour.
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