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Ajloun Fort

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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan
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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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US$130.00*
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Half Day Tour of Jerash and Ajloun

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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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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 5 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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Izegem, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Ajloun castle is worth a visit if you pass by but for me not a must see to drive to. The view over the surrounding valley is very nice though. Inside the castle there should be more information about the different rooms and their functions, as now you're just wandering about without getting any information.

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bangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Wow! If you love history this is a place to go and see for sure. Well organized and very clean. Lovely views down the valley. Excellently preserved too. The museum inside though is not that great.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

From the roof of this fantastic structure you can see into neighboring Syria, the West Bank, Golan Heights and Israel, it is a fantastic structure in its own right. Get a guide to tell you about the castle should be around 5-10 euro. Beware of anyone who wants to take you around the local area for some lesser known sites...we... More 

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

it's a small fort built on the highest point in Ajloun and worth a quick visit if you have the time, if not just skip it ... if you are on a tight time schedule skip the fort and head to Jerash ruins better ... the views from the top of the fort are spectacular, you can check the view... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

جميلة لزيارتها لبضع ساعات والاستمتاع بالاطلالة المثيرة على جبال فلسطين وجرش. غير متعبة وتستحق الزيارة. Nice to visit for a few hours and enjoy the exciting on Palestine and Jerash mountain views. It is tiring and worth a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Huge castle, with incredible views over the valleys in the area. Very informative information on the different rooms and purposes. Helpful staff and tea-sellers outside selling refreshing cups of tea. Information Tourist Office on nearby hill where Tourist can hire guides for the rolling hills around. Also possible to walk in Olive groves near castle.

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