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Ajloun Fort

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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan
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US$130.00*
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Half Day Tour of Jerash and Ajloun
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US$58.50*
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The North Tour of Jordan Jerash Ajlun Castle and Um Qais

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Crusader fort

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
daveashuk
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Banff, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tumbling down ancient castle with great views throughout the valley. A good place to start your day of touring to get a birds eye view of the area.

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Thank Banffcityboy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

nice castle, with good explanations all the way. Beautiful. Sadly there is much garbage. If you dont see it you dont loose nothing really important. Good views from the top.

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Thank Alberto R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The fort itself is nice and well maintained the climb to the top provides amazing views of the surrounding.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting piece of history that has great views of many historic places. Worth the travel if you have time - would not recommend as a primary attraction

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Having visited the region often I have seen my share of Crusader era fortresses and castles. All are interesting but this one is in the best condition from the ones I have seen. Tip: Bathrooms are clean however you need to bring your own TP.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the fort on our way to Ajloun forest nature reserve. I visited it years ago but it it is much better now. It is well maintained and many details have been excavated like mosaic floorings which are magnificent. The fitted lighting is nice too. Each room is illustrated with an explanatory description and you may observe the different... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

You get some nice views from the castle of the city and surrounds but the actually castle is boring with nothing much to attract visitors. The remains of a castle built during the crusades.

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