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Also look at the busy little town!

Situated on a huge hill, great location. Plus: + You can see the Dead Sea from the top. + Included in the Jordan Pass + Walk around freely and feel like an adventurer Minus... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Denis W
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated on a huge hill, great location. Plus: + You can see the Dead Sea from the top. + Included in the Jordan Pass + Walk around freely and feel like an adventurer Minus: - Hardly any history explanations, could do with a few more signs - Some locals say they are 'tourist guides' (= inofficial), but dont speak English... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We stopped here on our way to the dead sea. The castle is a ruin so you probably need a lot of imagination and being shown around helped. The gory history boosted its interest for me. I'm not advocating throwing people off a parapet to boost your ratings but I did find it interesting.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was an interesting attraction but if you are not in the area then it is not necessary to go our out your way to see it. I will add though that the views were very nice from the vantage point.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped off at kerak castle on way from Amman to Petra, great way to break up journey and spend a couple of hours here, excellent views, splendid ruins and lots of interesting remains of the castle to explore

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This castle looks great and was nice to walk through. Also some great views. We had a guide though that could tell us a lot about its history, which helped a lot imo. I imagine it to be "just another ruin" without a guide.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I'm not big on history, but as castles go, Kerak Castle is really quite well preserved and you have access to pretty much explore all of it. The views alone once you're at the top are worth going for. I wouldn't necessarily go back, but I very much enjoyed my visit there

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are in the area do visit, if not, don't go out of your way. The city is interesting to drive though and the castle offers beautiful views of the valley and the Dead Sea. The castle itself is not very well restored. The brochures pay a much better picture than reality.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The castle looks great as you approach it and thee views from the top are very good but most of the castle inside is just ruins. It is worth the stop for a break if you are passing but I wouldn't make a day trip just to see it. The drive up the hill is interesting as you pass through... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A very interesting place. Must visit in Jordan. Built in 1142 AD at an hight of 1000 meters above sea level. One can see a very nice view of valley and Dead Sea far away. Love to explore the castle.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were driving back from Wadi Rum to Madaba and this made a good stop to break up the journey. We managed to find parking in the town, although struggled a bit more with finding the entrance to the site and somehow managed to miss the place where you're supposed to pay (we had a Jordan pass so the entrance... More 

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