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Ajloun Fort, Jerash

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Take a tour of the 12th-century ruins of Ajloun Fort, a historic Muslim castle that was once the core of the town of Aljoun. The fort and castle were built in 1185 by a local emir, under the command of Saladin, the first sultan of Syria and Egypt. You can take a taxi or brave the uphill trek from the city to the fortress, where you’ll find a small museum that displays a variety of artifacts and relics. Explore the castle’s nooks and crannies, and enjoy the expansive views from the towering hill that overlooks the city. Make Ajloun Fort part of your personalized Jerash itinerary using our Jerash holiday planner.
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  • We stopped here on our way to Jerash. The castle is really very beautiful, but unfortunately quick visit. The view was fantastic
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  • We went here on our way from Jerash to the Dead Sea. The fort itself can be seen in 30 minutes, and the view is great if the weather cooperates. The Jordan Valley drive from Jerash is beautiful, throu...  more »
  • The town of ajloun is situated at about 1200-1300 metres above sea level and is apparently one of the highest places in Jordan . The ajloun castle is a short drive uphill from the town . The castle is...  more »