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Perched in a wild, remote landscape, Shobak Castle wins over even the most castle-weary, despite being less complete than its sister fortification at Karak. Formerly called Mons Realis (the Royal Mountain), it was built by the Crusader king Baldwin...more
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Petra - Wadi Musa 71810, Jordan
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Reviewed yesterday

While my tour included Kerak castle, my driver Ibrahim Fakhoury recommended that I try Shobak castle instead, saying I might find it more appealing given that it’s in a remote, sparsely populated area, as opposed to Kerak castle which is located in an urban area....More

Thank ShannonD2138
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was okay, great view. There is a tunnel underground. If you are not claustrophobic, you can go there.

Thank IzzieA15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the road between Petra and Wadi Rum we stopped to visit the ruins of this imposing castle which dates back to the Crusaders: it is a labyrinthine place and luckily we were guided by a gentleman who led us through passages and walkways that...More

Thank ele170
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They're still working on restoring much of the inner Castle, the exterior is in pretty good shape but the same cannot be said of the interior. So only visit if it is along your route and you have a Jordan pass, otherwise don't bother the...More

Thank Jer0en_P
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

I love the place and I recommend for everyone to go to visit I will recommend it nice view as well not far from Petra

Thank Trip795810
Reviewed July 26, 2018

a great castle to visit, the ruins are in different conditions but they tell you how it looked in its days of glory, and I assume, this place was really impressive

1  Thank Piotr M
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

The drive up to the castle is realy amazing. When we arrived there was a guy who offered to guide us but we decided not to. We wondered the site by ourselves and it was realy beautiful. But the most impressive thing was when we...More

1  Thank Albert Jan d
Reviewed June 10, 2018

If you around Petra, Shobak Castle definitely worth a stop. The castle located on a small hill and has an intimidating first impression, especially if you imagine that you are the one who need to take that fort...

Thank Adam K
Reviewed June 7, 2018

This visit was okay. I chose to go on my own. On reflection, it may have been better to have a guide. Most guided tours are 30-45 minutes. Nice views and some of the castle intact, with many tunnels.

Thank Sar_Bear17
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

We drove from kerak to shobak. This is a much smaller castle. But nonetheless amazing views. We parked at a lot across the castle which has a bazaar and restrooms. The person who manages the place was a school teacher for 28 years and lives...More

1  Thank Arch L
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Response from mitchian | Reviewed this property |
The Castle will take a day to get to. Jordan is a great place and may places to see. If you are on an organised tour stick with their itinerary if yo are free and in the Petra area visit the castle.
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Response from VivaMexicoLiz | Reviewed this property |
We arranged our visit through the Herz agency at our hotel. They provided a driver, so I didn't pay much attention to the signage but it seemed very clear. The road is quite good and there is plenty of parking. Definitely... More