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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crusader Fortress

Crusader Fortress
Acre, Israel
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Acre
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
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Owner description: The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this impressive fortress more than 700 years ago.
Rochester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you're into history or religion this is a must-see! Huge caverns and halls and lots of information. It is possible to collect an information headset from the entrance but they require you to leave your passport. I refused as under UK travel advice i was advised never to let my passport out of sight (there were problems with forgeries in Israel a few years back) however it is still possible to view written descriptions as you explore.

Visited September 2011
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Harrisburg
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“A must see in Akko”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

This was well worth the trip from Haifa by train and made a lovely day trip. You can spend hours there searching, marveling, and admiring. The audio tour is sufficient but a real guide could have been more helpful. There is too much history here for the audio tapes to cover. Leave some time to visit the outdoor market across town.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Must See in Akko!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Very well presented, and still undergoing rennovation expansion. Gave a great perspective of architecture during the Crusader period.

Visited May 2012
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Stockport UK
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Fascinating, historical site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Excavated fairly recently but in great condition. Particulary liked stairs for horses! Tunnels not for claustraphobic but do if you can. Our tour was multilingual so rather rushed - choose guide in your language only if possible.

Visited April 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Amazing architecture.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

The fortress of amazing, seeing how high they built was incredible.

Visited April 2012
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