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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ajloun Fort

Ajloun Fort
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$130.00*
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Half Day Tour of Jerash and Ajloun
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Jerash
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

For the small entrance fee of 1JOD, Ajloun is worth a visit for the views alone. The fort has a compact museum which is an interesting visit and in general its a good way to spend an hour.

Visited April 2013
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“For Crusader history fans”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

A small castle with a long history though there is not much too see once you are there. great views from the top however. just 1JD to get in but if you are not a big fan of crusader history maybe spend time doing something else. but i enjoyed it however

Visited April 2013
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“Most people dont bother visiting but its worth seeing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

A lot of people don't bother with Ajloun Fort as they either visit Petra or Jerash, But its worth visting just for the VIEW!! you can see Israel and its also still in very good condition hardly ANY tourists so you literally have the place to yourself.

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Mountaintop Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

My driver suggested Aljoun as an easy add-on to Jerash. So glad he did! About 25mins over the mountains (apparently can be snowed in during winter) through vineyards and olive groves to the castle. Aljoun is unusual as one of the very few castles in the region built by the Islamic armies (as opposed to the Crusaders). The castle is actually built around the remains of an early Christian chapel which was preserved in the construction. Great views to Israel and Syria.

Visited August 2012
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“A wonderfully preserved site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

We combined a trip to the ruins in Jerash with a detour to Ajloun to see the castle, and we were so glad we did. As others have mentioned, the drive from the Dead Sea is lovely and gives you a nice contrast of terrain (from desert and rock to green hills).

The castle itself is really incredibly well preserved considering its age and size; we had great fun wandering around exploring all the little nooks and crannies. The highlight was a beautifully lit room (it looked as if it had been used as a dining hall) that we were told could be used for weddings! If you climb to the top, you can see for miles - we overheard a tour guide explaining that we could see Syria, which was quite something. Definitely worth a visit!

Visited June 2012
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