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Ajloun Fort

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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan
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Great with a guide

Full of history, this site is really only good with a guide to be able to explain it all, otherwise it's just another castle on a hill. There are guides just outside the gate and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Samantha D
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ajloun Castle, an Arab castle built over a little Christian church during the time if the crusaders, perched high on a hill with spectacular 360 views across Jordan in north, east & south and Israel in the west!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Full of history, this site is really only good with a guide to be able to explain it all, otherwise it's just another castle on a hill. There are guides just outside the gate and we got one for 10JOD. Well worth it.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This is an amazing place. I've seen many castles before in my travels, but this one is cool. And when I say cool, I mean that it stays cool even in the bloody desert heat of the Middle East. The place has many rooms for you to get lost in or avoid the non stop tourists posing for selfies. Stay... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Read up on Ajloun "Castle" before you go; the history is amazing. You need to be fairly fit to climb up and down the many sets of stairs that are encountered. The architecture is really quite something and you realize quite quickly that the castle was built to last.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Various information boards around the site give you an idea of its history. Great to walk around and some nice spots for pictures

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Worth a quick visit for the view over the beautiful olive groves and fruit trees, as well over to the Dead Sea, Jerusalem and the Jordan valley. The castle is small but well preserved, with some very atmospheric rooms - my favourite exhibit was the catapult bullets. If visiting in autumn, be sure to buy pomegranates from the road side... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Ottoman fortress that resisted the crusaders! Very interesting visit and wonderful panorama from the rooftop

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Goa, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Ajloun castle is one of the many castles you would have seen around the world. Average in size its USP is that you can see the neighboring countries like Syria from here and the topography of the most fertile parts of Jordan. There is small museum inside that is the most interesting part of the castle.

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Algeciras, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I wasn't that impressed by that fort but I guess if you are in Jerash why not pass to see this fort also, although on the way back to Amman we passed through mountain roads but it was a new experience.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The fort is pretty small, but the view from it is amazing - you can see Israel, Lebanon, and Syria too. We were cheap and took a service taxi there and it stops at the village so had to walk up the mountain to get there - quite a trek!

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