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Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)

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Address: Ajlun, Jordan
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$50*
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Private Half Day Tour to Ajloun from Amman
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Private Half Day Tour of Ajlun from Dead Sea
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Private North Tour Jerash and Ajlun including Amman Panoramic from Amman

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For Game of Thrones Fans

I was told by a local that there's been so much restoration work on Ajloun that it cannot be declared a world heritage site. However, it's a great opportunity to feel what life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BrooksyNJ
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South Orange, New Jersey
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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told by a local that there's been so much restoration work on Ajloun that it cannot be declared a world heritage site. However, it's a great opportunity to feel what life in a castle or fortress might be like--you know, like those places in GOT. Seriously, we had couple of college age guys with us who were unexpectedly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop by the Aljun Tourism Directorate to purchase tickets. The Directorate could use an update in bathrooms, as it lacks toilet paper, hand towels or dryers, and the toilet seats are cracked. The castle itself is above and beyond. Well-preserved, you can walk freely through the maze-like corridors and admire the cannonballs and other displays. There's a small museum with... More 

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I added this Castle on as sort of an afterthought, while organizing a trip to other sites in the area. It did not cost very much, and I really didn't think it would be all that spectacular. But it went above and beyond and was really remarkable! The castle is incredibly well-preserved, with a ton of rooms and Chambers and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just west of Jerash the castle of Ajlun is another highlight of northern Jordan. The Qalat er-Rabad, as the Ajlun Castle is locally knwon, was the base of the Arab forces of Saladin, when he defeated the Crusaders in the 12th century. You must to visit it and photography it.

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Thank Flavio M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Expansive castle and for only JOD 3 per person if you are in the area it is definitely worth the visit. Great views from the top.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Nice place to go in summer time, the castle is very beautiful and cold from inside, the view was amazing to the mountains of jordan and palestine .

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The castle in Ajlun is one of my absolute favorite places in Jordan. I visited last summer and its scenery is unlike any other in Jordan. The views are overwhelming and beautiful and the castle has an incredibly rich history reaching back to the Crusades.

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Thank Alicia C
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I have seen many different castles but never any Islamic castle so it was interesting to see it. It was built 1184 AD for to protect the country from Crusaders so it was located on a hill with wonderful view around. Very well kept it was and gave insight into how it could look like at that time so. Many... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Took a taxi from Amman & so nice in this region ; a lot of military around of course but felt quite safe.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

It is stunning. Situated up on a high hill with stark walls - it is still intimidating now. We felt welcomed when we came in by the staff at the gate and by the Tourist Police inside.

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