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Ajloun Fort

Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan
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Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Jerash
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Maastricht
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

ajloun and jarash make a great one day trip , offer some ancient sights and very nice nature in spring , the fort has great views if the weather is good .... still havent been to petra but this probably comes later than petra on your list if you're in jordan for two or three days only... the walk is... More 

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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