We had about an hour between meetings and did a quick tour of Kerala Castle. It has a beautiful view of the surrounding area and is worth a quick stop.
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On our drive to Petra, we decided we would stop at the Kerak Castle. It was very difficult to get to as there are several one-way streets and lots of traffic. We finally saw some people ignoring one-way street and decided to follow suit and...More
The castle in Kerak is a great big crusader castle. It is quite ruined but due to having been so immense to start with still has a great many features to explore including stables, fighting galleries, a souk, a prison, a moat, a church, a...More
The amount of freedom that tourists have to explore the old castle is fantastic, but equal is the lack of both information about the castle / specific rooms / parts of the castle. One wanders from room to room with no indication of what the...More
Quite substantial castle (especially if take into account various lower levels) perched high above surrounding area. Take a torch to explore the lower level passageways. If you're travelling Amman/Madaba to Petra use the King's Highway and call in here. Be warned, we drove hire car...More
Kerak castle is located on the way north-south from the Dead Sea to Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba. It is nice stop over (worth the little de-tour) if you like ruins / old castles. Nothing much but the strategic location, some walls a few halls/rooms...More
This castle was built in 1140 by Fulk V of Anjou, with Pagan the Butler, who were both Crusaders. It was taken by Saladin in 1189. There is an archeological museum in the lower court which was closed during our visit. It would have benefited...More
Fascinating stop enrolee to Dead Sea, very polite staff and security in area and enjoyed the hospitality of local cafe for a refreshing lemon drink after. People appeared so glad to see us.
This is a powerful site wit some very well preserved areas. Some climbing is needed to get the best out of the views, bring a torch to view the underground areas. Note the gates close sharp at 4:00pm