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Ajloun Fort

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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan

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I didn't know anything about this fort. The person I travelled with from Amman wanted to go here so I just followed her lead. To get her you can organise a tour, rent a car or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Crusader Era fort constructed by Saladin's brother to protect the area around it. Positives:great structure to explore, magnificent view. Negatives: a quick visit is enough. tip: try to visit Jarash in the same trip, or if you have already seen it try Tell Mar Elias.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I didn't know anything about this fort. The person I travelled with from Amman wanted to go here so I just followed her lead. To get her you can organise a tour, rent a car or get local buses like we did. It's pretty straight forward. You get a bus from north bus station in Amman to Ajloun. Just ask... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this visit. Easy to walk around and explore without the usual tourist chaos. We almost had the place to ourselves which makes a nice change when exploring old ruins.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This fort is 800 yrs old . It is in very good repair and offers good views of the surroujding areas .HIRE A LOCAL GUIDE(10 JD ) for a 1 hr guided tour . It is well worth the money ,and the history you will soak up is great. If you just go for a look then you may have... More 

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Hartsdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Saladin's fort with great views from the top but be prepared to climb and wear good hiking shoes. Include this visit with the ruins in Jerash and you will have and interesting day itinerary.

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Gurgoan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

One can get a good drive, and a sense of how the ecosystem worked in the bygone era. Nothing extra ordinary in this fort. Well maintained. The views from top of the fort make it worthwhile

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The castle is well restored and a pleasure to visit. It is very safe and well lit for all travellers. I could imagine enjoying a feast in some of the main halls. There is a lot to explore and discover. At the top level there is a grand panoramic view of the countryside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Well preserved facility. Not as old as roman ruins but has survived a long time including the crusades. Not to far from the Roman site. A fairly easy walk once inside. Great to imagine fighting off attackers through the arrow slits and other defense mechanisms.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

For better or worse, I packed visits to Umm Qais, Ajloun, and Jerash all into the same day, and Ajloun got somewhat shorted for time. After visiting several Crusader and Ayyubid forts/castles, I was a bit worn out, but Ajloun is easy to visit and has several nice features (some displays of objects; mosaics; good interpretive/informational signage in English, etc.).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Muslim frortress with multi-layered defenses that worked--one of the very few to protect its inhabitants from the Crusaders. Lots of high stone steps with no railings, great views from all sides.

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Address: Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Jerash Governorate  >  Jerash

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