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Kerak Castle

Kerak, Jordan
+962 6 567 8444
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Kerak, Jordan
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank molliepups
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Christina Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Raspberry-Bazaar
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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

Thank JCW703
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Really amazing place and also have 3 holy Shrines to visit as well which will be must see place in Jordan valley

Thank Amjad I
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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

Thank David P
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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

Thank 658bas
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Ann O
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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.

Thank Rob A
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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

Thank Alan J
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Any decent places to eat nearby?
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Can one do both Jerash and Kerak castle as a day trip from Amman? At what time should one start in the morning? Are they near each other?
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Response from filtex | Reviewed this property |
Kerak and Jerash are in opposite directions from Amman. Kerak is south & Jerash is north. Personally, I would NOT try to see both in the same day, especially if you want to spend time at each site. In my opinon, it would... More