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Ajloun Fort

Ajloun National Park, Jerash 26173, Jordan
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The North Tour of Jordan Jerash Ajlun Castle and Um Qais
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ajloun National Park, Jerash 26173, Jordan
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1 - 10 of 190 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I was very excited also my kids because the fort describes an important time in history and you will discover how skillful the builders were.

Thank Sameh A A
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A very nice place to visit when in Jordan , this project and other protected areas in Jordan are funded and designed by USAID funds and the standards are over expected , the nature of the area of course is the winner but the restaurants...More

Thank Maisaa M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

A historical place, where you feel why it was built there once being at the top of the castle to see observation points that monitor everything around. Don't be rush to climb up, there are many stairs, take it easy any enjoy.

Thank FreeAdventurer
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This place is well preserved and has information available in English. It's clean, well maintained and has incredible views of the surrounding areas. I strongly recommend it. Take some time to drink the coffee being sold by Beduins at the entrance.

Thank lmeinking
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