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Address: Kerak, Jordan
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It's definitely worth seeing a Crusader castle while you're in Jordan

Hi, it's the Wandering Yank again. My wife and I recently toured Jordan from top to bottom, and I definitely wanted to see at least one Crusader castle on our visit. I believe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Mark M
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

The biggest crusader castle in Jordan, well worth a visit. Built on top of a hill it towers over the city of Kerak and surroundings. It's best visited with a guide (mainly unofficial) to appreciate all the details without wasting too much time in finding what you are interested in, according to Lonely Planet ! Stunning views from the upper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Hi, it's the Wandering Yank again. My wife and I recently toured Jordan from top to bottom, and I definitely wanted to see at least one Crusader castle on our visit. I believe this is one of the better known ones, probably since it's smack in the middle of a largish town. It's set on a hilltop (of course) and... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Kerak castle, Jordan, is a Crusader fortification built on a hill above Kerak. It is like a small city within the walls and the underground kitchens and living quarters are well worth exploring. Views from the castle were spectacular.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Highlight of the trip to Jordan. Came here with a group of friends and loved the scenery surrounding the castle. Although it does get very hot up in the hills during summer I advice you to bring a lot of water! Lots of old history carefully preserved.

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Algeciras, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Kerak is a beautiful city, different than the rest of Jordan, it is surrounded by a historical wall and a castle on top. A must see

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Kerak castle was one of my favorite trips I took while living in Jordan (besides to Petra, of course!) It is so ridiculously easy to get to Kerak from Amman, just a 2 JD bus ride there and back, and the entrance fee to the castle is only 1JD! It would be a waste not to go to such an... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Amazing castle - not to be missed.At the time of writing free to get in as the ticket office were not interested in us paying them! The underground tunnels and stables are the best part - take a torch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great views. Slightly difficult to get to as little signage but worth finding. Looking out at the landscape I marvelled at just how much work it must have been to build this place.

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New York City, New York
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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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Barcelona, Spain
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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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