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Jabrin Fort

Address: Oman
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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249 reviews 249 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Sitting majestically in the middle of a large plain, this fort has been lovingly restored. It has a few interesting exhibits. Some of the rooms are decorated in period style. The views from the top of the fort across the date palms and desert to the mountains is beautiful.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Depends on your interests really. Its smaller than I expected and its in the middle of a flat plain (although ringed by rocky hills at a distance) so the views aren't quite what I was expecting either. That said, as an attraction it is much better done than nearby Bahla Fort as it has been decorated with goods and furniture... More 

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Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Not sure whether to call it a fort or a castle. You really get some idea of what life was like for a very important imam in the 17th century. There are enough pots and dishes, books and carpets to indicate what various rooms were used for, and a mosque and school on the top level. There are also garrison... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

After visiting Nizwa fort we thought this one would a disappointment but no it was equally as impressive. It has recently been restored although it has been well preserved in the past. You can freely wander round at leisure and get e feel for the past in this stunning fort. It extends over several floor with quite a few steps... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are visiting the Interior Region of Oman and after your visit to Nizwa and Bahla , this is a must see fort that goes back centuries telling allot about the Omani dynasty of al ya aribah Its also overlooking alot of the agricultural surrounding area of Bahla and the lovely village of Bisya.

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Muscat, Oman
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of many 'precious' forts in Oman. This has been restored and is available for you to wander around, touch, clamber over and pretty much do as you please. Little or no annoying Health and Safety rails, ropes, guards, etc. ( but keep an eye on the little ones) so a great place for young minds to really explore. Only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This a well preserved fort just outside the town of Bahla. It is easy to find and well signposted. Entry to the fort is 500 Baisa and there are audio guides available (although I don't know if these are in English or not). There is plenty of exploring to be done within the fort and there are lots of examples... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Jabrin Fort is one of the best fort's to visit in Oman. Second only to Nizwa Fort. It is an easy excursion under one hours drive from Nizwa and can be tied in with a visit to Bahla Fort and Jebel Shams. This for was built in 1670 for Imam Bil'arab when he switched the capital from Nizwa to Jabrin.... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very well kept, the audio guide was good, but could have done with a few musuem pieces or items to look at to keep a range of people interested.

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Brivio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Real nice to visit. Wonderful example of defensive fortress. Huge and fairly well outlined the living quarters. Alas a little far from Muscat . Worth a visit.

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