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Ajloun Fort

Ajloun National Park, Jerash 26173, Jordan
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Ajloun National Park, Jerash 26173, Jordan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent around 90 minutes at the Ajloun Castle, which is absolutely worth this investment in time, but not more. The most interesting is the history, as often. The castle itself built and rebuilt over centuries nothing special as such, it's fairly small and pretty badly...More

Thank 744olep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About 45 minutes drive from Jerash, this 12th Century Muslim castle built on the orders of Saladin to guard against crusader incursions is well worth the visit. The Castle sits atop a hill and has excellent views of the surrounding countryside. The Castle itself is...More

Thank KeshT16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This national park surrounding it is a added bonus to the heritage of the fort and also the national park status . The great wilderness is pleasing and good place to trek if you wish to enjoy it . The fort is a treasure trove...More

Thank kamakshi2015
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Ajloun Castle sits atop a hill and has stunning views of the surrounding countryside. It has several rooms and tunnels, all well lit, as well as durbar halls and a church-like room with a mural on the floor. Climb to the top and look around...More

Thank CorporateProphet
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

A wonderfully presented site, the fortress of whom we in the west called Saladin. Brilliant views and quite easy to see why this site was chosen for both defensive and communication reasons. A definite visit on any tour

Thank Imelda D
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This was our first historical site visit in Jordan. This fort is impressive, be sure to explore it fully as it can seem like a bit of a maze inside. There is a small display of artefacts inside too. Outside at the top, you can...More

Thank Andyrock81
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Ajloun is one of the most interesting Islamic castles built by Izz al-Deen Usama in 1184. It has stunning views over the Jordan Rift Valley and all the surrounding area.

Thank samihasanat
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Was interesting to see a medieaval fort but would not have chosen to go out of my way to see it. After the other places we visited , this would be low on my list. Not a great deal to see, nice view of surrounding...More

Thank alsyrpal
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

It's not all that big, but if you're visiting Jerash this is well worth visiting too. The panoramic views from the old towers alone are worth the trip.

Thank Raoul G
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The strategically important fortress was built in 1184 AD by General Saladin. The historic importance was that it served as a military watch-post, messenger hub and to protect trade and commercial trade routes between Jordan and Syria. Located about 1000 feet above sea level, you...More

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