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Kerak Castle, Dead Sea Region
(3.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Visit Kerak Castle, built by the crusaders, and later occupied by Arab rulers and the Ottoman Empire. The castle was completed in 1161, becoming the seat of the lord of Transjordan, until it was captured and ransacked by Saladin. Explore the vast castle walls and the stone chambers, by yourself or with a local guide who can point out interesting spots and historical facts. Enjoy the expansive views of the town below, and pay a visit to the archaeological museum within the castle. Add Kerak Castle to your Dead Sea Region travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Dead Sea Region travel itinerary planner.
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  • Stopped off at kerak castle on way from Amman to Petra, great way to break up journey and spend a couple of hours here, excellent views, splendid ruins and lots of interesting remains of the castle to...  more »
  • This castle looks great and was nice to walk through. Also some great views. We had a guide though that could tell us a lot about its history, which helped a lot imo. I imagine it to be "just another ...  more »
  • If not wait much can leave happy to visit. More ruins than Castle and little conditioning, still has curious parties and good views. Nor is there much more to do in the area.
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  • Try and get one of the elder tour gentlemen who roam the castle. The feeling of shock and AWE when the narrative and the crooked pathways makes it worthwhile
  • Big castle. Seems the town itself is the castle. However security guys ask for tip although I think they are already being paid by government.
  • Home of Mamluks and Crusaders, Baldwin and Selahaddin
  • Medieval crusader castle in great condition. A bit of a detour off the main highway, but we'll worth it. You'll be rewarded with stunning vistas and plenty of unhindered exploration of the castle grounds.
  • Gr8