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Ajloun Fort

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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, 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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Ruins of an ancient castle from The time of the Crusades

We visited Ajloun Castle on our way to Mount Nebo and the Dead Sea.It is reasonably well preserved but has many steps and eneven floors,not suitable for anyone with physical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gold Coast, Australia
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ajloun is a magical place, sitting high on a hill overlooking Jordan, Israel and Syria. The views are incredible on a clear day. It's not a big castle but is sufficiently well preserved to be a great place to explore. A rabbit warren of stone rooms, passageways and stairways, often opening up into a spectacular view of the countryside. Very... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Ajloun Castle on our way to Mount Nebo and the Dead Sea.It is reasonably well preserved but has many steps and eneven floors,not suitable for anyone with physical limitations. It was cold and rainy the day we visited and the castle was wreathed in mist,adding a mysterious element, but also adding to the degree of difficulty in climbing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beutiful open area you can sea all off west mountain of palastinr and south seria and lebanon and the jordan valey

Thank Ali A
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We visited Ajloun on our way back from Jerash (we stayed in Madaba). We had the Jordan pass, which included Ajloun. There is a separate place to buy tickets, about a half mile before the castle. We stopped, but were told to keep going up and to show our passes. The views from the castle were amazing! It's well preserved... More 

Thank Jennifer F
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great view of the surrounding area from this fort. It's well preserved and the little museum not too bad inside. It was nice walking around the fort. There were several rooms to explore. They were bear but still intact.

Thank Christiana M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful medieval castle called Qalet al Rabad or ajloun castle and the beautiful forest around which has beautiful nature around ! There is a big Christian community living with moslems Goodness and hospitality are known at this town ! 30 minutes drive from Jarash Nearby ajloun castle is the place where Elijah came from Do not miss walking in city... More 

Thank Leodaniel2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing historic 'castle' with breathtaking views across Jordan into Palestine. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Yusuf R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A great place especially if it is hot outside. Lots of steps over cobblestones and stairs. It can be a bit dark in areas. We enjoyed this wonderful castle.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The castle occupies a high location above Ajloun town. The site isn't too large and has a good number of information boards around the site. There is a small museum inside the very solid structure. There is a great view from the top around the surrounding area.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The site is massive. Every corner you turn reveals yet more of this impressive site, with still lots more covered with sand or the modern town. All the past is before you, cart ruts in the streets, olive presses in the shops. A theatre and hippodrome which is still in use today. Plenty of signage to explain the site. Expect... More 

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