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Ajloun Fort

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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash 26173, Jordan
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The North Tour of Jordan Jerash Ajlun Castle and Um Qais

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The fort has been constructed very strategically to ensure that it is well protected from enemies. Goes to show the thought they use to put when constructing such big projects... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yasir N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort has been constructed very strategically to ensure that it is well protected from enemies. Goes to show the thought they use to put when constructing such big projects. For families with small kids the place can be a bit of a challenge since alot of stairs climbing is involved.

Thank Yasir N
Baroda, Gujarat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have other places to see and you have plans to visit Petra World Heritage Sight then you can definitely skip this.

Thank Rajanshital
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle is a fantastic ancient place that you can spend a whole day inside, sure I'm not talking about exploring the place, but I'm talking about the history that comes after it. Read about the area history and just go there and will find it amazing.

Thank Hamza E
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here in conjunction with Jerash and I wished we had skipped it and had more time in Jerash or spent time in Amman with the ruins there. I wasn't overly enthralled with the fort, didn't seem like anything amazing aside from it being at the top of a big mountain. It made for a long day in the... More 

1 Thank Melodi F
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A huge, well restored castle in a very commanding position build by a relative of Salahaddin to stop the Crusaders going further east. Interesting Christian mosaics predating the main castle building inside. Views spectacular to Mt Hermon. Vineyards visible from where some of Jordan's rather good wine comes from.

Thank Stephen J
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went here on our way from Jerash to the Dead Sea. The fort itself can be seen in 30 minutes, and the view is great if the weather cooperates. The Jordan Valley drive from Jerash is beautiful, through fruit orchard and olive groves. I wouldn't choose it as a destination alone, but as a detour it was worth it.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The town of ajloun is situated at about 1200-1300 metres above sea level and is apparently one of the highest places in Jordan . The ajloun castle is a short drive uphill from the town . The castle is said to have been built around 1200AD . When we went there some renovation work was going on , but it... More 

Thank vaishak v
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 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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Reviewed 18 February 2017

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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Reviewed 17 February 2017 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

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