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Ajloun Fort

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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash 26173, Jordan
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The North Tour of Jordan Jerash Ajlun Castle and Um Qais
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Half Day Tour of Jerash and Ajloun

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It's a quick visit, and still worth visiting. I only give 4 stars as a relative thing. It's not as good as Jerash ruins. The thing that is best about this fortress is the view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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85 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's a small fort built on the highest point in Ajloun and worth a quick visit if you have the time, if not just skip it ... if you are on a tight time schedule skip the fort and head to Jerash ruins better ... the views from the top of the fort are spectacular, you can check the view... More 

Thank Marwa E
Amman, Jordan
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

جميلة لزيارتها لبضع ساعات والاستمتاع بالاطلالة المثيرة على جبال فلسطين وجرش. غير متعبة وتستحق الزيارة. Nice to visit for a few hours and enjoy the exciting on Palestine and Jerash mountain views. It is tiring and worth a visit.

Thank Bill_S_TB
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge castle, with incredible views over the valleys in the area. Very informative information on the different rooms and purposes. Helpful staff and tea-sellers outside selling refreshing cups of tea. Information Tourist Office on nearby hill where Tourist can hire guides for the rolling hills around. Also possible to walk in Olive groves near castle.

Thank daveoneill315
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55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a quick visit, and still worth visiting. I only give 4 stars as a relative thing. It's not as good as Jerash ruins. The thing that is best about this fortress is the view from the top.

Thank Dumdoc
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some strange and poorly done restoration distracted us. The lighting was strange, but appreciated in some of the dark corridors. Allow 1.5 -2 hours

Thank theotherbart111
Miami, Florida
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74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Setting up high in the mountain with great viewing. Evidently it took those people lots of efforts to build it and maintain it , but didn't notice the same treatment receiving from the current tourism ministry. Well designed, with free show casing inside of the castle contains items found buried in the vicinity. It's not that big in size compare... More 

1 Thank majeo
Amman, Jordan
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118 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Having to drive long to reach it you expect to see something unusual- what you find is just an old unmanaged and taken care place. We in jordan have to take innovative measures to upgrade our tourism in the country. We have such rare and lovely places to visit but we don't take care of them, upgrade them or keep... More 

1 Thank JRDoq
Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The first fort we have seen outside of Europe that has a moat and drawbridge. The fort is quite well preserved and the rooms are impressive. When we visited the mountain and fort were shrouded in fog so there was no view from the rooftop but it was quiet and the fog drifted in through the archers slits which was... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We visited Ajloun late in the day, with pale winter sunset colors on the castle and valley below. Just a few other visitors were about, so it was possible to think about the history of the place and the area below. The castle is high, high up and still remote today. If you can catch it when it's quiet you'll... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

About an hour and 20 min outside of Amman, its high up so its cooler and covered with many olive trees. If you are into Crusades you may like this. More of a castle of defense than beauty. Can't help thinking Game of Thrones should film here :)

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