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Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)

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Great way to spend a couple hours

As part of your day visiting the Roman ruins at Jerash, make sure you take the side trip to Ajlun Castle. It is a magnificent site and well worth the trip. Read about it on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As part of your day visiting the Roman ruins at Jerash, make sure you take the side trip to Ajlun Castle. It is a magnificent site and well worth the trip. Read about it on the Internet first, as it will make your trip that much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been there quite a few times, it's about 1 hour drive by car from Amman. We usually visit Ajlun and Jerash together. The castle is located on a top of a hill and once you get there the view is magnificent. Plenty of signage inside the castle explaining the history of the castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In Ajlun, Qulat ar-Rabad is a historic Saracen castle. These ruins command miles of land in all directions. The access is up hill and walking is difficult in the dimly lit interior. The small museum on the lower level is unimpressive. Figure on 1 to 2 hours here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

About 1 hrs drive from Amman, this old castle was built in the 12th century to control the trade route from Damascus to Cairo. Once you get to the top of this castle you will see that it was built in a great position to do so. Plentiful signage throughout provide you with information about the history of this place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Example of islamic architecture built to contrast the crusaders. Very well restored, it offers magnificent views of the countryside. It is a pleasant place to wander around the corridors and breathe the atmosphere of the past.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I loved the visit to Ajloun. It's an interesting place in itself, but even better was walking from Ajloun into the hills to the east, and looking out over the entire valley with no companions but goats and a couple of goatherds. Very peaceful.

Thank Aliza E
Omsk, Omsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I liked this Castle! I always wonder how this castle built hundreds of years ago remains so beautiful! The wind on the top of the castle is reviving after hot day trip...And the views of Syria and Palestine, together with views of the city Adjlun, hills covered with trees (mainly olives and cedar of Lebanon) are amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This castle is one of the more interesting places that I visited in Jordan. The castle is rich with history and has some of the best views of the region. It can be kind of hard to get to Ajlun via public transportation, but if you are hiking Abraham's Path or heading to Irbid, definitely worth the stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Very nice place.....amazing view....you should visit when you go to Jordan. It is on the top of the mountain, very easy to reach it. You can see Palistian from the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Ajlun Castle is a very interesting place to explore and learn about the past in this area of Jordan. We had an excellent local guide who helped us "step back in time."

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