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Ajloun Fort, Jerash
(3.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Up to the castle is impressive, but is more than one place with historical significance that a visit essential. After living in the ruins Roman of Jerash, know to little...
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  • A great place especially if it is hot outside. Lots of steps over cobblestones and stairs. It can be a bit dark in areas. We enjoyed this wonderful castle. 
  • The castle occupies a high location above Ajloun town. The site isn't too large and has a good number of information boards around the site. There is a small museum inside the very solid structure. Th...  more »