Ajloun Castle
Ajloun Castle
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  • Deb C
    Adelaide, Australia220 contributions
    Worth a visit
    Great views from the top - could still see the snow on the sides of the hills (from the week before) in some spots, even though the sun was out! A great little 12th century castle, well preserved and lots of steps and uphill walking so be prepared. We were part of a tour group, so had a guide who knew the history, Small museum to check out on the way in or out.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 13 March 2023
  • zuv
    Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
    Worth a short visit
    A very old castle, not very well preserved, not very impressive. All you can see are a few empty halls, a tiny archaeological museum, plus the (bland) panorama of the region, seen from the terrace above. It is worth a visit of a maximum of one hour.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 April 2023
  • 214stj
    Auckland Central, New Zealand118 contributions
    Great Views from the Top
    Nice little castle with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. There isn't much to see of the castle itself other than the small museum. Entry is included with the Jordan Pass and there is limited parking next to the gate. Additional parking is located a short walk down the (rather steep) hill. It's a bit far out of the way to drive if you're coming from Jerash or Amman like we did. In retrospect, we wouldn't drive out of our way to see it but rather would have gone as part of a guided tour. The views were not worth the gauntlet of bad drivers and narrow roads to reach it.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Chris Y
    St. Albans, United Kingdom265 contributions
    A castle with many steps !
    A castle dating from the 12th Century in the course of restoration. The castle is located at the top of Mount Auf so has great views of the Jordan Valley. Many steps, so may not be everyone's choice. Children under 10 will love it although there are some places where they should be watch carefully. Not many signs to guide you round - we went to investigate what appeared to be a cellar only to find a dark corner which led to wells and bathing area. Excellent place to visit if you like old castles. Watch out for the open and closing hours - the place shut up shop bang-on 16:30 on the day of our visit, earlier than most other sites. Limited car park spaces.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • Donald S
    Poinciana, Florida876 contributions
    Ajlun Castel
    This was one stop on our 14 Day Private Egypt & Jordan Trip with another couple. After seeing so many places everything starts looking alike. All these Castles have very long histories and most are defensive along the trade routes. They also have significant religious connections for this region is well knowen as a place the Holy Family as well as the Disciples Traveled through.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2023
  • StotheN
    Stockholm, Sweden547 contributions
    A bit too busy and crowded for my taste..
    When I went there, it was very croweded with school kids, screaming and shouting..I would have come by much earlier. But the castle is small, maybe an hour's worth. They have got some environmental solar project going on over here..entrance is covered by Jordan Pass..
    Visited May 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • Shubh K
    Vienna, Virginia494 contributions
    Medieval castle
    If you're going to Jerash, you can add this place as a stopover afterward. It's a castle with nice views; inside you will find a display of weapons and artifacts. It's not a must-see but worth a stop if you're already in the area.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Maria0Magdalena
    London, United Kingdom468 contributions
    Great addition to a trip to Jerash
    We went to Ajloun as part of a day trip from Amman. We started off in As Salt, where we had breakfast and a stroll, then drove to Ajloun, after that Jerash, and an early evening stroll around downtown Amman. It's a great castle, really fired up the kids' imagination. Unlike many places in Jordan, it has a good number of explanatory plaques all over the venue, which really aids the experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Kathryn M
    60 contributions
    Wonderfully restored crusader castle that can be explored.
    Wow! Ajloun castle has been carefully restored to allow access to many areas of the castle. Beautifully lit and presented. We had a guide with us as part of our tour so were given lots of information, but there wasn’t any real signage at the site. If you didn’t have a guide, there is information you could find in a guide book. Fantastic mosaics on show in one of the rooms.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 January 2024
  • wewhynot
    Salisbury, North Carolina1,008 contributions
    An interesting Castle
    I visited this castle as part of a solo tour to Umm Qais, Ajloun Castle, and Jerash. During the drive up, the driver stopped so I could get a view of the castle from below. Arriving at the castle, I showed my Jordan Pass and walked into the site. It is a little bit of a walk uphill, but not too bad. I walked around the castle a little bit and then entered the castle. The interior was fairly well lit, and most areas were fairly open. I visited the small museum in the castle. I think I only visited the first three floors of the castle, just decided to not climb further up. It was a nice place to visit.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 January 2024
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wewhynot
Salisbury, NC1,008 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
I visited this castle as part of a solo tour to Umm Qais, Ajloun Castle, and Jerash. During the drive up, the driver stopped so I could get a view of the castle from below. Arriving at the castle, I showed my Jordan Pass and walked into the site. It is a little bit of a walk uphill, but not too bad.

I walked around the castle a little bit and then entered the castle. The interior was fairly well lit, and most areas were fairly open. I visited the small museum in the castle. I think I only visited the first three floors of the castle, just decided to not climb further up.

It was a nice place to visit.
Written 25 January 2024
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Kathryn M
60 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Wow! Ajloun castle has been carefully restored to allow access to many areas of the castle. Beautifully lit and presented.
We had a guide with us as part of our tour so were given lots of information, but there wasn’t any real signage at the site. If you didn’t have a guide, there is information you could find in a guide book. Fantastic mosaics on show in one of the rooms.
Written 1 January 2024
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Wander Travel Jordan
Amman, Jordan3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Ajloun Forest Reserve is located in the Ajloun highlands north of Amman. It is dominated by open woodlands of Evergreen Oak, Pine, Carob, Wild Pistachio and Wild Strawberry trees.​
Written 5 December 2023
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Lisa W
Worcestershire, UK323 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
12th century muslim castle set on elevated position on a hill top, a strategically significant fortress against crusaders. Great views across Jordan valley and surrounding dessert worthy of a stop over.
Written 4 November 2023
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Maria0Magdalena
London, UK468 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We went to Ajloun as part of a day trip from Amman. We started off in As Salt, where we had breakfast and a stroll, then drove to Ajloun, after that Jerash, and an early evening stroll around downtown Amman.
It's a great castle, really fired up the kids' imagination. Unlike many places in Jordan, it has a good number of explanatory plaques all over the venue, which really aids the experience.
Written 27 October 2023
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Arnaud M
Vilvoorde, Belgium108 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
If you park at the beginning of the hill, there is a cafetaria which has a great view as well after visting the fort. The fort itself is a bit of a climb to the entrance. Nice views and restored inside.
Written 22 October 2023
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Annie S
Portsmouth, UK224 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We did this as part of larger tour. It wouldn’t have been something I would normally have done but it was actually pretty impressive
Written 21 October 2023
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Shubh K
Vienna, VA494 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
If you're going to Jerash, you can add this place as a stopover afterward. It's a castle with nice views; inside you will find a display of weapons and artifacts. It's not a must-see but worth a stop if you're already in the area.
Written 10 July 2023
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Borek Seehak - atypustravel
Brno, Czech Republic215 contributions
Oct 2022
There are a few castles in Jordan and Ajloun is one of the best preserved. I stopped there a few times with my clients and people like this place quite a lot.
Written 28 June 2023
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden547 contributions
May 2023
When I went there, it was very croweded with school kids, screaming and shouting..I would have come by much earlier. But the castle is small, maybe an hour's worth. They have got some environmental solar project going on over here..entrance is covered by Jordan Pass..
Written 26 May 2023
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