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Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), Ajlun

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  • I read the reviews but didn't believe how wondrous the castle would be. The signage was also well done and interesting for children. From the tower you can see why the site was selected. Look for the ...  more »
  • We were staying in Amman and we combined Ajlun and Jerash as a day trip. Our Air BnB host recommend we get a rental car and we did. It would be very difficult to go to these places without a car. The ...  more »
  • Very proud of a model Arab military architecture. But none of us particularly disliked. We in the military do not understand architecture:) Yes the top view. But no more. Children left disgruntled, they "climb" like here comes the Shabak Castle and its underground passages, left a lasting impression. There was where "the climb", and children just for the sake of it and rode there.
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  • It has an amazing church inside, used to have a lot of Christian history, until they destroyed it all. And the name has changed from the rabadi to the city name because the prohibited to carry a Christian name for such a great historical place. I wish that will change at some point and return to my home town to see the name chang !!!!!!
  • This Castle is amazing. Why? Well it has the most amazing views you will ever see. It rests on top of the tallest hill so it's a scary drive to reach. At fist I was amazed by the structure, but once I got to the top, the views were breathtaking. When I got there I was able to watch the sunset which made it more spectacular!!!! I stayed up there for 30 minutes, that's how amazing the views were. The sun sets these amazing shades all over the valley. It's also amazing how you are able to see Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. Overall a must visit.
  • A must-visit place if you are in Jordan, whether it's summer or any other season, don't miss visiting this historical castel! the surrounding city, the local food and the scenery will definitely make your visit just a wonderful experience!
  • Fantastic castle. Went as a family. Spectacular views.
  • I didn't know anything about this fort. The person I travelled with from Amman wanted to go here so I just followed her lead. To get her you can organise a tour, rent a car or get local buses like we did. It's pretty straight forward. You get a bus from north bus station in Amman to Ajloun. Just ask and the drivers are pretty helpful. It's 45 minutes to Jerash and further hour to Ajloun approx. You would want to leave early as I was told buses from Aljoun back to Jerash stop in early afternoon. From the bus station you can get a taxi up and back or you can walk. We walked. It's quite hill so you may want to taxi it but it's not too bad if you like some exercise. It's around 30-40 minute walk. As I walked up it didn't look that impressive but once I got into it I really enjoyed it. It was cool inside, considering it was very hot outside that was lovely. There is some decent information about the history. Parts of it are in ruins but a good portion of it is well preserved. From the top you get great views of the surrounding valleys and if you have a full day there is some trails dotted about that take a few hours. I spent about 2 hours there which is good amount of time I would highly suggest combining this with Jerash ruins. It makes for a great day out.