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Kerak Castle

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Address: Kerak, Jordan

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You should go with a guide and good walking shoes since you will be on uneven turf and in underground tunnels and rooms. You will gain a better understanding of Crusader history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice view overlooking the town.the castle is in a more dilapidated state than many I have seen,. A few tunnels,no interior decorations at all,and takes about 30 min to explore.admission is 1 JD,and so you get what you pay for. If you have seen castles before give this one a miss

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Hartsdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

You should go with a guide and good walking shoes since you will be on uneven turf and in underground tunnels and rooms. You will gain a better understanding of Crusader history, their agenda and conflicts with the Saladin and his army.

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Royston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Loved every inch of it. It is one on the most interesting castles I have visited although really not much remains overground a substantial amount of the castle remains underground and so is unusual in that you can easily picture the lives of the people of the time in your mind..

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The castle is huge, we went in the month of April and it was very very windy so we could not see the whole castle, we only saw some parts of it and it was great and old, the walkway is uneven and there are uneven steps also, so I would not recommend for elderly people who have walking problems... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We usually visit places on our own, but at Kerak Castle we realized a guide was essential. It's a huge and interesting place, but without a local guide we would have not known where to go and what the rooms were used for. While touring the site, the guide made the castle come alive, and you could imagine what life... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Really a good surprize i can't beleive how th castle is big and large with a lot of place to discover, take a light to ensure to see all the cave , we really loved it.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We visited the Kerak crusader castle. Although not as pristine as the Ajlune (northern Saracen castle that was built by Saladin) castle, it is an impressive castle to go through. Worth having a local guide describe the castle (complete with 2 areas for 200 horses). With such complex history of that that used it and added onto the castle, it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Should allow at least an hour to explore this castle. Very large and lots of levels to explore with impressive views.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The castle small and not very crowded. Take a guided tour it takes not more than 30-45mins around. The views from the walls are breathtaking. Parking is abit crowded. Eateries abundant. Lemons are abundant but The lemon juice is so SOUR (even after abt 5 tsps of sugar) avoid it unless u love heartburn !

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Well worth a visit when travelling from Amman to Petra. Amazing place, must have been utterly impenetrable to invaders, and its high, thick walls must have left those inside feeling very secure. Plenty to see, but I'd recommend taking a guide with you (or picking one up locally) as otherwise there isn't a lot of information available. Hugely impressive place... More 

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Address: Kerak, Jordan
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Dead Sea Region

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