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Kerak Castle

Kerak, Jordan
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This must be one of the biggest crusader castles in area. Very high and I would have thought impossible to invade. Getting around can be a little difficult as the terrain is uneven, hardly surprising given it age of around 800 years. Certainly worth a visit whilst in the Jordan.

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Austin, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is worth seeing when traveling from Amman to Petra. I would recommend getting a spot guide to explain what the rooms are (very affordable on site). The site is rather large and offers a good view from the top. My husband and I enjoyed climbing and exploring around the site. Fun crusader castle!

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Bruges, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

nothing special - just a stop when you travel direction Petra Not sure what the magix is ? Was not impressed

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you like ruins of old castlesm only then you may opt to make a visit, The drive on the steep slopes gives you a frighteningly good experience. Good enough but could have been better if maintained properly.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
109 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

lots to see - interesting castle- the largest in the country- needs good guide to talk though the history from the Crusaders and Saladin- good photo oportunities

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British living in Oman
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Karak castle is partly restored. There are lots of tunnels underground. The rooms off the tunnels are not lit, so take your torch. It was only one Jordanian Dinar to get in. A real bargain. We ate at a cafe called Kir... Just 200m from the castle entrance, near the road entrance.

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

So fun to wander around and see the construction of this historical fort/castle. Get a guide for more understanding of the site.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

the castle is worth going, nevertheless you will be disappointed with the fact that the place is dirty all around...

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North Hollywood, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Set way high up on a perch overlooking the intersection of ancient trade routes in Kerak Castle. Have fun walking and climbing through this atmospheric structure. I hired a local guide which made it much more interesting. Some of the biggest battles between the crusaders and Saladin and the moslems took place here. My driver for the day was Hani... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not so much the castle, but the town, the cooler air, and the beautiful road from the Dead Sea. Very pleasant stop over on Kings road.

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