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Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), Ajlun
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  • If u made up your mind to make a visit to the north of Jordan make sure sure to pass the castle and enjoy your time there the nature the views over there looks very charming relaxing I loved it and en...  more »
  • Beautiful shop in the visitors centre, with REAL hand made gifts made locally!!!! I nearly bought everything! I highly recommend coming here! I'm from Dubai so I know good shopping 
  • Very well preserved fortress / restored. Very nice bathrooms. A lot of explanations and plans. Small museum interesting and well documented also. Possible to park on top of the Hill. We didn't dare test the snack which is next to the ticket office. However on the way down to Ajlum, on the left, small restaurant with 3 or 4 flags outside (including the blue white red). They make a great chicken burger in a sort of bread hot dog lengthwise. Less than 7 JD. There are however some patience... count 30 minutes minimum. Attention do not whiling away the time if you are Jerash in the wake ;)
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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.