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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan
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Read up on Ajloun "Castle" before you go; the history is amazing. You need to be fairly fit to climb up and down the many sets of stairs that are encountered. The architecture is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place. I've seen many castles before in my travels, but this one is cool. And when I say cool, I mean that it stays cool even in the bloody desert heat of the Middle East. The place has many rooms for you to get lost in or avoid the non stop tourists posing for selfies. Stay... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read up on Ajloun "Castle" before you go; the history is amazing. You need to be fairly fit to climb up and down the many sets of stairs that are encountered. The architecture is really quite something and you realize quite quickly that the castle was built to last.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Various information boards around the site give you an idea of its history. Great to walk around and some nice spots for pictures

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Worth a quick visit for the view over the beautiful olive groves and fruit trees, as well over to the Dead Sea, Jerusalem and the Jordan valley. The castle is small but well preserved, with some very atmospheric rooms - my favourite exhibit was the catapult bullets. If visiting in autumn, be sure to buy pomegranates from the road side... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Ottoman fortress that resisted the crusaders! Very interesting visit and wonderful panorama from the rooftop

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Goa, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Ajloun castle is one of the many castles you would have seen around the world. Average in size its USP is that you can see the neighboring countries like Syria from here and the topography of the most fertile parts of Jordan. There is small museum inside that is the most interesting part of the castle.

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

I wasn't that impressed by that fort but I guess if you are in Jerash why not pass to see this fort also, although on the way back to Amman we passed through mountain roads but it was a new experience.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The fort is pretty small, but the view from it is amazing - you can see Israel, Lebanon, and Syria too. We were cheap and took a service taxi there and it stops at the village so had to walk up the mountain to get there - quite a trek!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This amazing fort is worth visiting while in Jordan. The site has a museum which was opened by a staff member to show us the artefacts. He was very informative , friendly & spent time with us explaining about the site. Also here is an ampitheatre in good condition . There are distant views across to the Dead Sea

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I loved my time at Ajloun Fort. The fortress was well preserved with quite a number of rooms to wander through. One of the things I loved about it though was I was one of only 2-3 westerners there, all the rest of the visitors were local Jordanians. The locals were friendly and one of them even wanted their picture... More 

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