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Ajlun, Jordan
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A fascinating castle to visit and explore. There are good views from the battlements of the surrounding area and the town below. It's well worth having a guide to tell you its history. The site has numerous information boards located within the castle and outside....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martyncymro
Reviewed November 12, 2018

From the defensive measures such as the moat and windows to the interior design such as water sources on each floor show this castle was well designed. The history and views from the castle are also as impressive. Worth the trip and especially in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

Another must-see in Jordan; it was one of the 2 castles I visited there, the other being Shobak castle. (While the latter isn’t so well preserved, I found it more appealing.) The imposing structure can be seen during the drive up the hill it’s on....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shannon D
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Ajlun Castle is one of the most stunning Historic sites to visit while in Jordan. At the top of the Castle you can see to Palestine, which is only about 2 klms away. The views are breathtaking and highly recommended if you visit Irbid, as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank waitomorock
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Great side trip after visiting Jerash on our way back to Amman. Beautiful views and very well preserved! There are many stairs inside - may not be a good destination if you have knee problems.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NancyandJoe88
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Easily reached within an hour from Amman and well worth doing if you heading to Jarash. We entered using the Jordan Pass. You can hire a local guide at the entrance but the story boards are in English and give you a very good description...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ianx17489
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Amazing views, couldnt ask for more. very clean and organized, security everywhere.. The castle is out.of this world.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ZeidB_13
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Very good signage in three languages for this atmospheric Muslim fortress. Fascinating history with nearby trails.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PatriciaD1695
Reviewed October 2, 2018

About one hour drive from the capital Amman. This 12th century castle is situated on the top of Ouf mountain. Avery well preserved 12th century castle with many things to see inside including a small museum inside the castle. There is a nearby visitor cenrter...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ramii524
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful fortress with interior uplights. It is a beautiful climb of over 130 steps to the top. The view is spectacular!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from BrooksyNJ | Reviewed this property |
In summer, Ajloun is 8:30a-6:30pm. You can find full hours for the main Jordanian sites at jordanpass.jo/Contents/Opening_Hours.aspx