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Address: Kerak, Jordan

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Not a castle as much as it is another small city inside >(

Castle of more than 800 years old ,, in the castle itself there are a lot of other buildings and without a guide you could literally be lost in it-s huge chambers and when you get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited in July 2015, with three friends (from the US, Austria and Romania). For me, Kerak was a must-see in Jordan, especially since we had just visited Wadi Rum and were returning to Amman. Kerak is on the way (a one hour detour, but not bad). If you're passionate about history, Kerak is a gem, especially given its role in... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Castle of more than 800 years old ,, in the castle itself there are a lot of other buildings and without a guide you could literally be lost in it-s huge chambers and when you get inside it you can still see the old kitchens and the vast gathering rooms all of which was build with huge rocks which would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We decided to drive the King's Highway north to Amman and figured the Kerak Castle would be a good place to stop. You pay a minimal fee to get in and can then hire a local guide or explore on your own. The Castle itself is much like any other castle you would see; nondescript rooms and a labyrinth of... More 

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

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