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Address: Sur, Oman

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Family Trip to Sur

Nice Castle, well preserved. The guide Rashid was very friendly. We expend around 45 minutes during our visit.

Reviewed 4 April 2016
Benito M
Muscat, Oman
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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the 10-minute detour to visit this sleepy-looking village. Didn't seem like a lot to see, so moved on.

Thank Rob A
New Providence Island
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155 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is a small fort but free to enter. We were just driving past so decided to go in. Ended up having a great chat with a nice older local. Well worth a short stop.

Thank Brunei110
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This was one of the smallest castles we have visited, mainly it has a yard with a wall. No entrance fee. You need 5 minutes to visit it, but there is no harm if you skip it.

Thank MatjazZ1
Muscat, Oman
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Decent castle to see. But once is always a curiosity. Next time may not be attractive enough. We went and enjoyed Sur thoroughly. But would not rate a castle very high on priority.

Thank Nishant B
Muscat, Oman
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Nice Castle, well preserved. The guide Rashid was very friendly. We expend around 45 minutes during our visit.

Thank Benito M
Level Contributor
58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Worth stopping at this small castle on your way to Sur coming from the south. The castle has only a couple of rooms with coffee pots, cooking utensils and guns. There is a large central courtyard with a well. You can visit the towers and walk along the ramparts. The staff speak good English and are friendly. The castle is... More 

Thank Retiredinantalya
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Great place to experience history. The castle is in great shape. Allthough there are not many rooms you can visit that have authentic interior, the building and its location give you a sense of how it must have been in the old days. Next to it is a nice mosque which makes nice pictures together with te castle. The village... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the castle. It is beautiful. The views from the top of the castle are wonderful but it was so so warm!! Being from England we struggled! But it was worth it

Thank JTT201616
Abu Dhabi
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Fort is a great stopover near Ras Al Jins. Has a number of antique items - coffee pots, cooking pots etc. The guide on duty was friendly and despite some language barriers, tried to help explain a few things. The fort itself is well signposted, although there is limited information in the fort to explain things. A guide sheet, aka... More 

Thank NZandworld
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75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Compared to Bahla or Jibreen castles, this old fort isn't much to look at, but it's interesting enough and has a pleasant Beau Geste feel to it. The toilets are astonishingly clean, quite amazingly so.

Thank MugsVern

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