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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan
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Highest castle in Jordan ...Nice one

1 1/2 hour from Amman and next to Jerash. This is one of a famous castle in Jordan. This is more of a military base, as explained and 1100 meters above sea level. Looks small from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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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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Seattle
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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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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

1 1/2 hour from Amman and next to Jerash. This is one of a famous castle in Jordan. This is more of a military base, as explained and 1100 meters above sea level. Looks small from outside but was in reasonable size. Take time to move around see different rooms and how they are connected. Well maintained, on the mountains... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I liked the view. however, I thought it was bigger before I visit. It is worthy to visit. It is easy to walk around but the stairs were slippery at certain places.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Managed to do a day trip to Jerash with Sridharan Sethuratnam during a business Trip to Amman. It was interesting to see the ancient architecture. It was indeed astonishing to see the feats achieved so many centuries ago.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited in July 2015, with three friends (from the US, Austria and Romania). Ajloun is worth a visit, especially if you're seeing the Jerash ruins - they're quite close. We got there and back by public transportation (bus from Amman's MoJamaa Al Shamal bus station - ask where the bus/minibus to Jerash leaves from if you can't read Arabic -... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A great castle, well worth paying for the guide for the added information and someone to take your pictures for you.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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

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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