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Ajloun Fort

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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash 26173, Jordan
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Half Day Tour of Jerash and Ajloun
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The North Tour of Jordan Jerash Ajlun Castle and Um Qais

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Built to protect trade routes and mines nearby, the fort contains great views of the surroundings and a nice museum.

Reviewed 5 days ago
WMBandit
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Shanghai, China
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only half an hour outside Jerash, the fort is in good order and you can wander round both the rooms as well as the museum that is there. However the highlight, is the panoramic views of the hills. It is breathtaking to be there and really take in the scenery and colours that the Jerash area offers.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Built to protect trade routes and mines nearby, the fort contains great views of the surroundings and a nice museum.

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Thank WMBandit
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly remarkable engineering feat, and setting the restoration works aside, we were stunned by the integrity and robustness of the fort. Most of the facilities in the fort are intact, and you can truly come to appreciate its history. Highly recommend exploring it with a guided tour, but there is plenty of information maps within the fort. Best time... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We combined this visit with our trip to Jerash - we went there first. Is is not on the Jordan Pass but inexpensive to get in. It is lovely and cool inside - it was an OK stop, but would not rave about it, other than the views from on high across the countryside which is quite Tuscan like although... More 

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Thank Myclare
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in December. There was mist and rain hanging in the rain that gave the site haunting yet beautiful appearance. The parts of the fort has been demolished, but the major part of it is still maintained well and is clean. Great place to visit if you have time and have visited Petra and Jerash.

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Thank Mayur H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The fort has been constructed very strategically to ensure that it is well protected from enemies. Goes to show the thought they use to put when constructing such big projects. For families with small kids the place can be a bit of a challenge since alot of stairs climbing is involved.

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Baroda, Gujarat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

If you have other places to see and you have plans to visit Petra World Heritage Sight then you can definitely skip this.

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Thank Rajanshital
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This castle is a fantastic ancient place that you can spend a whole day inside, sure I'm not talking about exploring the place, but I'm talking about the history that comes after it. Read about the area history and just go there and will find it amazing.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We went here in conjunction with Jerash and I wished we had skipped it and had more time in Jerash or spent time in Amman with the ruins there. I wasn't overly enthralled with the fort, didn't seem like anything amazing aside from it being at the top of a big mountain. It made for a long day in the... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

A huge, well restored castle in a very commanding position build by a relative of Salahaddin to stop the Crusaders going further east. Interesting Christian mosaics predating the main castle building inside. Views spectacular to Mt Hermon. Vineyards visible from where some of Jordan's rather good wine comes from.

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