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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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  • This is a splendid castle in which to spend an hour or so looking around. At first sight it might appear a crusader castle but was in fact built by Azz ad-Din Usama in 1184. The interior is very drama...  more »
  • The road from Amman to Ajloun took as almost 3 hours but it was nice and view on the road is awesome. The fort is amazing and for someone who is architecture lover I really enjoyed it . And the awesom...  more »
  • Only half an hour outside Jerash, the fort is in good order and you can wander round both the rooms as well as the museum that is there. However the highlight, is the panoramic views of the hills. It ...  more »