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Ajloun Fort

Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Jerash
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
37 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We toured the castle / fort. This was started in 1184 by one of Salah ad-Din's generals. It is built on top of a Christian monastery that was in ruins. It was built during the time of the crusades but also protected the trade routes. This has been kept in such good shape and restored. The views!!!!

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Alex,Egypt
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It was rainy and foggy, couldn't see that much, but the view was incredible and the castle well preserved

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Spectacular on a hill and lots to explore within the fort. Still in quite good condition so lots to see. Took us about 40 mins to look around but it was cold so we didn't stay that long.

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Ajloun Fort sits on top of the most amazing view point - and is well worth a visit. There's plenty of climbing around to be done, but it's well worth it - if you have mobility issues, though, this is not one for you. We spent a couple of very happy hours with our guide exploring the full glory of... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

1 JOD for entrance fee, I arrived around 3.30 PM and they close around 4, but worth to visit and great!

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

You'll probably visit here on the same trip as the Jerash ruins, go here first, after Jerash you'll have stone fatigue. Ajloun is in good condition and you can easily spend 30-45 mins wandering around inside, as mentioned by other travellers it's a good idea to keep an eye on the kids, safety rails are non-existent here. personally I found... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Well worth a visit, the information boards are very useful. A lot of preservation and restoration work has been carried out - tasks made more difficult by the fact that there are different 'stratas' of edifices such as the old monastery etc. Access is necessarily steep and the stone steps high and uneven, so a degree of physical fitness is... More 

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Well restored and displayed with excellent lighting effects, storyboards and 11th century history, interesting little museum complete with possibly the 1st grenades ever produced. wow

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice views of the valley. Well preserved but, unfortunately with no guides available to show you around, nor signs explaining anything related to the fort. That was dissapointing. As you wander around the rooms let your imagination flow. It is said that the fort was built on the site of an old monastery and to protect the country from Crusaders... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good half hour stop...best to speed on to Jerash for jaw dropping Graeco-Roman city. The "must" photo is from the approach road across the valley. This must have been a joy to defend and dreadful to assault !

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