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Kerak Castle

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Address: Kerak, Jordan

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Facinating Crusader castle

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Royston, United Kingdom
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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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Dallas, Texas
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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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