This was honestly the highlight of my time in Tallinn – however morbid that sounds. While undeniably creepy, it is a fascinating insight into a very dark period of Estonian history.

This former sea fortress was built in the early 19th century, before the Soviet’s used it as a prison during their occupation. Incredibly, it was open right up until 20002. The prison has been left exactly how it was when it closed, right down to the discarded medical equipment left strewn throughout the operating room. More recently, artists have entered some of the rooms and turned them into vivid reminders of the harrowing events which occurred here. Imprisonment, torture, execution. Read More