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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan

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Nice Fort

We visited Ajloun fort in the first week of April and it was windy and cloudy but it gave a really nice feeling, the fort looked beautiful in that weather, it is one of the must... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Ajloun fort in the first week of April and it was windy and cloudy but it gave a really nice feeling, the fort looked beautiful in that weather, it is one of the must do day trips from Amman

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Ajloan far at the north of Jordan , the castle is a place next to sky , you have the view of the Palestinian coast .... can be better if they take good renovation of the place , yep an other place that must see after visiting Jerash Ruins ... enjoy the view .

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Tucked away in the north of Jordan the castle can be seen from afar perched on a hilltop when driving there. An impressive sight. The fort is located outside the busy town of Ajloun and can be reached by a steep road. The entrance booth is located a few hundred meters before the actual fort entrance, but you can drive... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Ajloun is breathtaking even from afar...once you make the climb (by car) up to the castle, the view continues to impress you. Once there, you seem to be at the top of the world, and once inside, you can continue to climb until you see the countries surrounding it. The castle is beautiful and full of history and there is... More 

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Riverdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Located another 40 minute drive north from Jerash, this Fort is very isolated and might not be worth the trek for some tourists if you have a tight schedule. However, if you have the time and make the trip you won't be disappointed. The large castle can be completely explored from top to bottom with no restrictions. On the top,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We toured the castle with Gate 1 travel. This was started in 1184 by the Turks. 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. You can climb all over it and the views are great from the top.

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Algiers, Alger, Algeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ajloun characterized by magnificent forests of oak trees, olive and pomegranate paved roads and excellent facilities but need acableway

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Ajloun Castle (قلعة عجلون‎) is a 12th century wonder, built by the forces of Saladin. It is situated in very hilly Jordan north of Jerash, and has commanding panoramic views of northern Jordan. Well north of Amman, and at higher altitude, the town of Ajloun is literally a breath of fresh air, and a little cooler besides, with a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The entrance to the castle is cheap and you can get nice views from the top. The castle is well kept and presented, but keep in mind as many attractions in Jordan, it closes at around 4 pm. All in all it was a pleasant visit, however, as it is a bit out of the way, especially from Jerash, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was the first place I visited during my week in Jordan and it was a blast. In the States you would never be able to climb to all the spot you can on this fort/castle. The views were spectacular and the fort is in pretty good shape. There is a cute little museum and it is really worth a... More 

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