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The castle looks impressive from outside and has quite well preserved spaces inside, giving the idea of what life was in there. And of course it offers stunning views from the walls to the surrounding area. Worth stopping by if you are on the Kings Highway. The fee is small but…
This massive Crusader castle built high on a hilltop dates to 1142. It was in a strategic position to control trade between Egypt and Syria. Kerak fell to the Muslims in 1188, and then in later centuries the castle came under Mamluk and Ottoman control, remaining in use until…
Didn’t know what to expect but this historical castle is well worth a visit. In parts areas have been considerately restored. Plenty of steps to climb to reach fabulous views. This castle has many a story to tell I’m sure. We used our Jordan pass.
The castle has seven levels, several of which are buried deep inside the hill. The lovely thing is that they are cool, but they are also quite dark and are not maintained. Though the dim rooms and gloomy vaulted passageways are quite atmospheric they aren’t fabulous for an…
Seemingly impenatrable castle and film location for Kingdom of Heaven. Not for those unsure of their footing. Its well worth visiting and we enjoyed the place and its spectacular views the loos wer very disapointing tho