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Crusader's Castle

There is a lot of Castle in Jordan. Most of them are desert castle, this one is much bigger and older. Build by Crusaders in european style. It is very interesting to visit it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Wroclaw, Poland

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My second visit to Kerak over a 6yr period. An outstanding European medieval castle which would not look out of place in France or England. Full of interesting features to explore and leaves you amazed about the engineering and tenacity of the builders in a hostile environment. On a practical note, Kerak is/was a nightmare to drive into due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Kerak on our way from Madaba to Shobak Castle. 2 JD entrance fee but great value for money. An impressive castle with superb views . Intresting underground tunnels and some great examples of arches. A must for anyone who is touring Jordan .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle is large and in reasonable condition. Areas such as the dungeons are still accessible, although some areas of the castle were probably too dangerous to climb on which didn't stop some visitors. The castle only takes about an hour to wander around and the view over Kerak is good. The city seems to be really suffering from the... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot of Castle in Jordan. Most of them are desert castle, this one is much bigger and older. Build by Crusaders in european style. It is very interesting to visit it, it’s like something from a different culture, and it’s in good shape. Good time to spend here on way to Petra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

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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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

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

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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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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