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5 Best Places to Visit in Estonia | TravelTillYouDrop

Best Places To Visit in Estonia

So, I’ve never really thought of visiting Estonia until one day something crossed my screen that made me look it up.  Heck, I didn’t even know where it was on the map.  So, I explored it a bit and I’m glad that I did.  Estonia is a country with a rich history and culture. Whether you're a solo female traveler, a first-time visitor or have been to Estonia before, here you'll know best five enchanting places to in Estonia.

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Narva Castle

If you're looking for a place that's dripping in history, look no further than Narva Castle. This fortress, which overlooks the Narva River, has been standing since the 15th century and has seen its fair share of battles. These days, it's home to a museum that showcases Estonian art and culture. And if you're feeling brave, you can explore the castle's winding staircases and dark dungeons. Just be prepared for the cold, dark winters—it can get pretty chilly up there!

 

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Saaremaa

If you're looking for a place that's full of natural beauty in estonia, you'll want to check out Saaremaa. This island is located in the Baltic Sea and is known for its rolling hills, lush forests, and sandy beaches. There's a lot to do on Saaremaa, from hiking and biking to swimming and windsurfing. And if you're into history, you'll be fascinated by the many medieval castles, to include the Kuressaare Castle which is now a museum, and churches that are scattered throughout the island. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to Saaremaa for an unforgettable holiday experience.

 

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Tartu

Tartu is the second-largest city in Estonia and is known for its university and historic architecture. You'll find winding cobblestone streets, pretty parks, and a wealth of cultural museums here.

 

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One of the highlights of Tartu is the city's Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you'll find beautiful churches, charming shops, such as Typa, a bit of an art museum and a paper design center, and a lively nightlife.

Make sure to check out the Town Hall and take a stroll along the Daugava River. Tartu is also a great place to sample traditional Estonian cuisine. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from, and you're sure to find something that satisfies your taste buds. So why not add Tartu to your list of places to visit in Estonia? You won't regret it!

 

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Hiiumaa

Hiiumaa is the second largest island in Estonia. You can get to it by ferry from the mainland, and once you're there, you'll find a wealth of things to do. This place is a nature lover's paradise, with forests, lakes, and beaches galore. There's also a wealth of history and culture to be found on Hiiumaa. You can visit the Kõpu Lighthouse, which is the oldest lighthouse in Estonia, or check out a lavender farm for a little peace and quiet. If you're looking for a little bit of everything, Hiiumaa is definitely the place for you.

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Viljandi

If you're looking for a charming place to visit in Estonia, Viljandi is definitely worth your time. Stay at the Park Hotel and visit the Viljandi Order Castle which is one of the main tourist attractions in Viljandi. It's in ruins, of course, but that only makes it more interesting. The castle was built in the early 13th century by the Teutonic Knights.

It was used as a fortress and as a residence for the order's members. Over the years, it's been destroyed and rebuilt several times. Soomaa National Park is about a two-hour drive from Viljandi, and it's well worth it. The park is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in Estonia, and there's plenty to do there, from hiking and biking to canoeing and fishing.

You can even go on safari tours in the park! There's also plenty of other things to see and do in Viljandi. You can wander through the streets of the town center, explore the local churches and museums, or go for a hike in the nearby hills. One thing's for sure—you'll never run out of things to do in Viljandi!

 

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Conclusion

Estonia is a gorgeous country with plenty to offer solo female travelers and other tourists. From the stunning rocky coastlines and quiet forests, to the lively cities and historical towns, there's something for everyone here. We've listed five of our favorite places to visit in Estonia, but there are plenty more waiting to be discovered. Venture out and explore this enchanting corner of the world – you won't regret it!

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If you’d like a bit of a different solo female travel experience that is a bit darker in it’s experiences, make sure to check out Dark Tourism in Scotland!

 

No matter what you decide or where you go always make sure to Travel Till You Drop!

 


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