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Nimrod Fortress National Park

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Worth the visit!

We were sort of maxed out on ruins by this point but still went. It is worth it for the views... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
Best castle in the land

this is a great castle. still standing strong after 800 years. located on a hill overlooking the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Nimrod's Castle, lying at the foot of Mt. Hermon, is the largest castle remaining in Israel from the Middle Ages.
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Off Road #989, Road 989
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were sort of maxed out on ruins by this point but still went. It is worth it for the views alone. Very impressive and incredible. Go here! You will not regret it.

Thank JP2516
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a great castle. still standing strong after 800 years. located on a hill overlooking the hula valley. a great plce for kids and for a good exploring. some shade and lots of un excavated wonders waiting to be found

Thank simon1963
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We got here at 3:30 yesterday and had 1.5hrs to walk through. It's an easy walk with lots of stairs but absolutely doable. The views are spectacular and absolutely worth the drive. Not too many people. There is a wonderful breeze. The drive there is...More

Thank mamaminx
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This Ottoman fortress, built on the steep peak of a mountain, is worth the detour. Aside from the incredible sweeping 360 degree views, the engineering feats are astounding. Just bring cold water and make sure your pacemaker is working - it’s a big climb from...More

Thank gedz07
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Walking through the massive halls and secret passage ways of this 800 year old fortress is amazing. How did they build this on an outcrop of Mt. Hermon and why did they choose such a distant location. The views are fabulous, but not for those...More

Thank VisitIsrael
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I love this kind of stuff - history along with mans' ability to build things. This place is amazing. To think 800 years ago this was built so high up. You are able to walk most of the site. It is really large with their...More

Thank Arthur L
Reviewed 8 July 2018

My wife and I had this on our list for a while when planning our trip to Israel, as we never turn down a chance to do some exploring. The drive is not too bad as you pass some great views. If you leave on...More

Thank Jon A
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We were staying in the area and decided last minute to visit Nimrod Fortress. Wow! Am I glad we did. We did a self guided tour with the map provided and spent a delightful time exploring the very old ruins. The views are spectacular and...More

2  Thank eingedi
Reviewed 5 June 2018

As you approach the site, especially from the Golan Heights, from the Druze villages, Nimrod Fortress shows up in it majesty. It is in a breath taking location. Crusaders are responsible for its existence. It is one of the best maintained antiquities in the Land...More

Thank Dudy D
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Easy to access ruins that are in great shape. Awesome views of the valley. We spent a lot more time there than we thought we would - lots of interesting rooms and levels.

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8 August 2018|
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Response from mamaminx | Reviewed this property |
I aCtually did this a few wks ago. Like eingedi said its not really a hike. U walk to top of castle from parking lot and then see the grounds. It's not large. And there's opportunity for shade. No worries if someone else is... More
Michael R
18 January 2017|
Response from omrichef | Reviewed this property |
There are organized night tours. Information is on the site web