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Ajloun Fort

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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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Cairo, Egypt
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The world did not ever have a warrior like Saladin. The Fort is one of the best in the world and a must watch in Ajloun in the same day you visit Jarash.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

High in one of the hills overlooking the Jordan Valley you will find this fort from the era of the Crusades. Pretty cool from a distance, and it does have a breathtaking view of the area, however there isn't a whole lot to do with it. Not worth "planning" for, but if you happen to be in the area a... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is not only spectacular in itself but also situated in a spectacular location high up. It is very intact with many passages and rooms and turrets etc. Historic in its relation to Saladin (it was built by his brother). If you love Castles then this is not to be missed. It is atmospheric in all weather. Well kept and... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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70 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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182 reviews 182 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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167 reviews 167 reviews
103 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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