Belvoir National Park
Belvoir National Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Belvoir National Park is located east of the highlands of Ramot Issachar, and overlooks the spectacular views. In addition to the remains of the impressive fortress in the park, the park also focuses on cultivating rare and endangered plants species and reintroducing them into nature. It takes about an hour to tour the park and there is a picnic area, observation points and a sculpture garden featuring the artist Yigal Tumarkin’s works. The National Park is partially accessible for people in wheelchairs.
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David Ha'ivri 🇮🇱
Israel478 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Towering about 550 meters over the northern part of Jordan River this site was chosen by the Crusaders to built a fortified fortress to protect the main roads leading into the land from east. This fortress called Belvoir for the beauty of the land that can be seen from here, was the last stand of the Crusader kingdom in the fight against Salah aDin's Ayoobi conquest in the 14th century. Ultimately the Knights of Hospitalar signed a treaty of defeat after months of siege and they were allow to retreat to the port of Tzur and vacate the holy land.

This is a must place to visit for people who are interested in history and archeology. There is a very beautiful view of the valley and the hills of Jordan and Golan.

The site is administered by Israel's National Parks Association. There are restroom and a gift shop. The site is accessible for wheelchairs.
Written January 27, 2020
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Giora_I_L
Haifa, Israel6,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Known also as Star of Jordan and Kawkab al-Hawa (star of wind in Arabic) is a Crusader fortress located high overlooking the Beit Shean valley and the old road to Jordan and Syria, There is a magnificent view over the valley and Gilad mountains in Jordan. A fabulous sculpture park by the known sculpture Tomarkin. The Fortress itself stand high in black colors (of the basalt stones), surrounded by moat. The inner structure is also impressive with many arches. Place to visit.
Written January 13, 2020
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ilanrubin
Jerusalem, Israel111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The site is significantly improved since we visited it 20 years ago, and it now really gives the feeling of crusader times Past. Also the view onto the Jordan Valley is spectacular.
Written December 5, 2019
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Pudik
Tel Aviv, Israel766 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
must to see place for all history fans, interesting in crusades history, and war history of medieval fortresses and castles. it is one on of the first (possibly first) so-named concentric castle, when donjon is surrounded by several walls. The castle, belonged to Order of the Hospitallers on they times, is keep well, and lovely restored. All structures, first level of towers and walls, moat and secret passage are seen. Nevertheless castle locates away from main tourist attractions pass - worth to visit. Except castle history, the stunning views on Jordan river valley and preserved nature are bonus to attraction.
Written November 24, 2019
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conferenceplus
Radlett, UK127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
We just did not expect to find such an attractive historic site so well hidden.
The steep drive is worth it as this national park looks like it has been newly refurbished. The views over the Jordan Rift Valley to the Sea of Galilee and the Jordanian mountains is worth it alone
However a well laid out path through the attractive sculpture garden takes you to the lookout with lots of geographical and geological information.
Turn around and the well restored ruins of a magnificent crusader castle are yours to explore. Well illustrated and signed.
All in all a real find. Especially on a sunny February day with perfect temperatures and a verdant floral scene
Written February 19, 2018
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Nissim N
Haifa, Israel242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
For sure one of the best preserved crusader castle in Israel. An amazing location with wide views of the Jordan valley. The place is well kept and the staff are cool and knowledgable people. Bird workshop and a guided tour and seminars are held in the appropriate season and loads of migratory birds can be seen in autumn and spring. The history is also magnificently presented and exciting. The castle literally tells you its story.. at each corner of the citadel you expect to see the Hospitaller on his guard. Just loved it my kids loved it as well - a must!
Written November 3, 2018
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Aussie_Heather
Gippsland, Australia8,726 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
Yes,the previous reviewer is correct in saying that some of the visitors pictures are not of this place. Kokav HaYarden (Star of the Jordan, also known as Belvoir Fortress) was an amazingly large Crusader fortress with a fair amount still standing. We went on a day when it was raining heavily so although we saw the moat with water in, the overall experience was not as good as it could have been. When the sun struggled through at times we could see that the views would be amazing on a fine day.

After shivering our way around in the rain we returned to the office area where the attendant had a wonderful fire blazing. Warming ourselves there, the attendant then kindly made us some refreshing mint tea, with mint grown just by the entrance. :)
Written June 6, 2014
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Deslock10
160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
This place is a MUST DO when visiting northern Israel .
A well preserved crusader fort with stunning views of the jordan valley , well worth the effort .
Written April 11, 2021
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rmitgoteam
Naples, FL1,202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This Crusader fortress is located several kilometers off highway 90 high up a steep hill with a great, if hazy, view over the Jordan Valley. The fortress is constructed of black basalt stone. Many of the walls are still intact. It’s a large fortress that was once surrounded by a moat. We arrived mid-morning and the place was empty except for a small group of American school kids enjoying a history lesson. The road up is very good. The fortress is a national park so there is an entrance fee, a parking lot, and toilet facilities. Maybe not as spectacular as the Nimrod Fortress, but it was still very interesting and well-preserved. Note that the sight goes by two names: Belvoir National Park and Jordan Star National Park.
Written June 12, 2019
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mottibi
Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
The view is unbelievable.You may watch the Jordana’s side & the Israeli as well.The development is most attractive.
Written July 20, 2018
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