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Altja Kõrts

Set in a thatched, wooden building with a large terrace, this uber-rustic place serves delicious plates of traditional fare (baked pork with sauerkraut etc) to candlelit wooden tables. It's extremely atmospheric and…
Historic Building in Lahemaa National Park

Palmse Manor

Fully restored Palmse Manor is the showpiece of Lahemaa National Park, housing the visitor centre in its former stables. The pretty manor house (1720, rebuilt in the 1780s) is now a museum containing period furnitur…
Gallery in Lahemaa National Park

Viinistu Art Museum

It's extraordinary that an obscure, remote village near the top of the Pärispea peninsula should be home to one of the country's best galleries, yet Viinistu houses the remarkable private art collection of Jaan Mani…
Historic Building in Lahemaa National Park

Sagadi Manor & Forest Museum

Completed in 1753, this pretty pink-and-white baroque mansion is surrounded by glorious gardens (which are free to visit), encompassing a lake, numerous modern sculptures, an arboretum and an endless view down a gra…
Village in Lahemaa National Park

Käsmu

Known as the Captains’ Village, from 1884 to 1931 tiny Käsmu was home to a marine school that churned out ship captains. At one stage it was said that every Käsmu family had at least one captain in their midst. In t…
Village in Lahemaa National Park

Altja

First mentioned in 1465, this fishing village has many restored or reconstructed traditional buildings, including a wonderfully ancient-looking tavern which was actually built in 1976. Altja’s Swing Hill (Kiitemägi)…
Museum in Lahemaa National Park

Kolga Museum & Manor

The photogenically tumbledown, classical-style manor house at Kolga dates from 1642 but was largely rebuilt in 1768 and 1820. It's once again in the hands of the Stenbock family, who owned it from the 17th to the ea…
Landmark in Lahemaa National Park

Tammispea Boulder

Over the millennia it has split into several pieces, but this gigantic 7.8m-high erratic boulder is still an impressive sight. It's hidden within a lovely stand of forest. To find it, leave the main coastal road and…
Estonian in Lahemaa National Park

Viitna Kõrts

A popular pitstop for families travelling between Tallinn and Narva, this reconstruction of an 18th-century tavern has a huge menu full of tempting traditional offerings such as honey-roasted pork or herring with co…
European in Lahemaa National Park

Viinistu Restaurant

Focussing firmly on seasonal fare, this smart restaurant-bar offers a concise but delicious menu including the likes of squid-ink pasta and fresh salads. There's an inviting deck but if the weather's not great, the …