Yehi'am Fortress National Park

Yehi'am Fortress National Park

Yehi'am Fortress National Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Giora_I_L
Haifa, Israel6,238 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Was with two of my grandchildren. The fortress ruins are from the Crusader's in 12th century and Daher El-Omar the Ottman ruler of the Galilee A in the mid-18th century. Also you can view the Jewish independent war posts (1948). We watched the short movie as background.and later went around to enjoy the nice view points. Climbing up the watch tower requires some effort. After the visit I suggest to stop at the local store of Yehiam Delicatessen and pick some meat and Turkey snacksas well as local Beer.
Written October 28, 2020
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YitzchakM
Or Yehuda, Israel1,141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Yechiam Fortress is a majestic, medieval fortress perched on top of one of the mountain peaks in the Western Galilee mountain range. There is still enough intact of these ruins that without question it is one of the largest and the most awesome-looking of ancient fortresses in Israel. From the upper levels of the fortress one has a commanding view of the entire Western Galilee. No wonder that every invading army wanted it for themselves. Because the fortress is a national park, there is a nominal admission fee (14 shekels/$4), but is well worth the price. We meandered through the ruins, through still intact rooms, halls and massive walls, admiring the size and beauty of the fortress itself and the magnificent views. Make every effort to get here to see the fortress and the views!
Written November 27, 2017
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sheepygold
london5,335 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
I have been here a few times because it is quite accessible from Nahariya. The fortress itself is quite interesting with a lot of 18th century building and some crusader features as well. The view from the top is well worth the trip but the reason this place does not score well is the confusing route around it and the lack of information relative to other National Parks. If you are looking for somewhere in this area Montfort (about 10km East) is better.
Written July 19, 2014
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Regina Whitehorse
Jerusalem, Israel9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Yehiam fortress has a colorful history spanning at least 800 years. There was a short movie which gave us some background, and also signs in various places. And really pretty views. A good deal of climbing, not great for those who can't climb.
Written December 8, 2019
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ2,021 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This old crusaders fortress is very large and is rather well preserved. There are stairs to get you to all points on the fortress including the keep. Great views all around. We had friends who took us here and gave us some history of it prior to it becomng a national park.
Written May 4, 2019
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Y F
Ra'anana, Israel149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
Well preserved piece of history, with good views from the top. Recommend climbing to the top of the tower. May be dangerous in rainththe
Written October 12, 2015
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kitty567
New York City, NY618 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Solo
The Yehiam Fortress in an of itself is not one of the "must see" sights, especially if you have limited time. Although the view from the watch tower is quite amazing! Walk in the direction of Nahal Yehi'am to see the graves of fighters who died defending the kibbutz during the War of Independence. From there, descend about 10 min on the green trail toward Klil (if able bodied) and stand in stillness to hear nature speak.

* If traveling by car, combine this site with a stop at the Montfort casle (only 10kn south) and Harvat Ga'aton and the Aqueduct, which are in the vicinity, or the Achiv National Park (a coastal park in Nahariya).

** If traveling by public transportation, esp. from the Nahariya trainstation, make sure to check the schedule of buses 42/39 as those tend to leave ever 1 to 2 hours. The fortress, in and of itself, is not worth the transit time. However, if traveling via public transport, consider taking the Nahal Yehi'am hike (moderate to diff) 4 km. The view is spectacular! This will bring you to Klil, from where you can hitch a ride to the entrance of the kfar (village).Which is what I did. Follow the sign "tahanat otobus" in Hebrew after some distance out of the hiking trail. However to get back to 'civilization' I hitched 3 rides, one out of the Klil village, another to the following juction, and another to a further juction from where I took the bus back to Nahariya bus station (which is right by the train station).

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Written January 27, 2014
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Rachel Dee
Jerusalem, Israel8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Went with children aged 5, 7, and 11. They could have stayed all day -- between the various rooms and staircases and lookouts and "finding the secret passageway". It was a few minutes walk from the parking lot to the sites -- there is a wheelchair accessible ramp to much of it but our children preferred the stairs. And also, the views were stunning.
Written August 5, 2021
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Asev304
Tel Aviv, Israel68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Old crusaders fortress in good conditions and with many places to go and climb. There is camping place near the fortress, so beautiful sunset can be observed from walls.
Written November 8, 2019
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airport2015
Tel Aviv District, Israel976 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
The site of the former abandoned Castle of Jiddin,Originaly a Tebetonian Crusaders castle,later rebuilt as a stronghold of Dahr El Omar ruler of the Galilee, the site of settlement o Hashomer Hazair Kibbutz Yehiam
Written February 24, 2018
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