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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 July 6, 2016
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Izegem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Ajloun castle is worth a visit if you pass by but for me not a must see to drive to. The view over the surrounding valley is very nice though. Inside the castle there should be more information about the different rooms and their functions, as now you're just wandering about without getting any information.

Thank Simon A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! If you love history this is a place to go and see for sure. Well organized and very clean. Lovely views down the valley. Excellently preserved too. The museum inside though is not that great.

Thank BangaloreShanks1971
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the roof of this fantastic structure you can see into neighboring Syria, the West Bank, Golan Heights and Israel, it is a fantastic structure in its own right. Get a guide to tell you about the castle should be around 5-10 euro. Beware of anyone who wants to take you around the local area for some lesser known sites...we... More 

Thank Rós O
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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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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 

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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