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Ajloun Fort

Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Jerash
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

While the fort is mostly empty of contents, it's strategic placement, construction and durability over the years still impresses. There are a small number of exhibits in one chamber in the fort, but I found just walking through each room to be equally as informative. Not far from Jerash, so both can be done in a day.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The tenth century fortress lies just outside of Ajoun perched on a hill/small mountain with commanding views for many kilometres all around, including the Jordan valley. It has been largely restored after a series of sackings and then earthquakes, although some work is still progressing on the uppermost sections. When buying tickets, take a look at the small room past... More

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Oranjestad, Aruba
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Only spent an hour or so here but it was quite interesting and a lot can be learnt about how people use to live. Climb to the top of the fort and you'll get a stunning view of the valley. If you have time and are into castles etc. there's always a willing guide who is normally very knowledgeable and... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I think I would skip this one. As far as castles, Karak is way better. Everybody seems to mention how good the views are and well, they didn't impress me much. Only come here if it is on the way to something else. One thing about tickets. You buy them at the bottom of the hill and then you drive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you have the chance, go there! It's been unforgettable - sorry the date says July 2013, but it was earlier than that - this is the place where in mediaeval times numerous European greats went to study medicine!! and alchemy. It's very very impressive, a crusaders fortress built partially with Egyptian columns in the walls. Truly a place that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We visited the castle during a school holiday and it had been besieged by school parties. Apparently the girls all go out one day, the boys the next and it was just our luck for it to be the girls day. There were literally hundreds of them and the noise level would have rivaled a jumbo jet on take-off, also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Amazing thousands of years old castle, solid and still standing, you must go to the roof and look t the surrounding scenery.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went to Aljoun castle and we were very fortunate to have met a local guide who worked for tips only...without him, the castle would have been just another ruins, he pointed out how Sulieman used the place as lookout point and the different functions of the rooms aside from how they collected water, etc...nice place on our way to visit... More

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Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were there on Good Friday and was absolutely rammed with locals: was in a good location so good views, but much preferred Karak and Stobak

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I like the castle. It is quite big. Youu should have your own car or hire a taxi to visit the castle. There is a nice view to see from the castle. Also, the ceiling was nice. However, there are many castles to visit in Jordan. Thus, if you have limited time, just choose the best ones such as Qusays... More

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