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Kerak Castle

Address: Kerak, Jordan
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
42 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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153 reviews 153 reviews
36 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
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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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146 helpful votes 146 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 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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