Tammispea Boulder

Lahemaa National Park

Split into several pieces over millennia, this gigantic 7.8m-high erratic boulder, hidden within a lovely stand of forest, is still an impressive sight. To find it, leave the main coastal road and head through Tammispea village, continuing on to the unsealed road. Look for the sign shortly after passing the house with the polar bear sculptures.

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Nearby Lahemaa National Park attractions

1. Käsmu

4.68 MILES

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…

2. Käsmu Sea Museum


The former Soviet border-guard barracks at Käsmu now shelters this eclectic museum, displaying artefacts relating to sailing, fishing, smuggling and other…

3. Palmse Manor


Fully restored Palmse Manor is the showpiece historic building of Lahemaa National Park, housing the visitor centre in its former stables. The pretty…

4. Viinistu Art Museum

6.31 MILES

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…

5. Kolga Manor

8.64 MILES

The photogenically tumbledown, neoclassical manor house at Kolga dates from 1642, but was largely rebuilt between 1768 and 1820 by the wealthy Stenbock…

6. Sagadi Manor & Forest Museum

9.53 MILES

Completed in 1753, this pretty pink-and-white baroque mansion is surrounded by glorious gardens (which are free to visit), encompassing a lake, numerous…

7. Oandu Nature Centre

9.98 MILES

Housed in a 19th-century forestry office, with displays on Lahemaa's flora and fauna, outdoor exhibits including a plant trail, hay barn and ice-cellar…

8. Altja

10.47 MILES

First mentioned in 1465, this fishing village has many restored or reconstructed traditional buildings, including fishing sheds on the rocky point and an…