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Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad): Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

My family of 4 visited the Ajlun castle and took an official one hour guided tour of the same in English. Better perception of deep history is achieved by doing a guided tour of this castle. The castle is strategically located on the top of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank 716sachink
Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

Castle is in good condition with many intact rooms to explore. Rooms are mostly empty so although castle is in good condition there’s not a huge amount to see. Entry is included with Jordan Pass.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank LondonE3Traveller
Reviewed 14 July 2019

When visiting Jordan, it is interesting to include 2 castles in the tour: Jerash - built by the Crusaders - and Ajlun built by a general in the army of Saladin. We were lucky to visit it almost by ourselves. There are a few explanations...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Laurence_Brussels
Reviewed 11 July 2019

If you are visiting Jerash it is well worth extending your trip to see this castle. As this castle was built by muslims it has a different feel to the crusader castles in this area. The drive to the castle was itself interesting with views...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Hooman M
Reviewed 7 July 2019

When we were there (Friday afternoon), the place was really crowded, so it was quite hard to explorer the castle in calm. Despite that, the explanations given are quite superficial and scarce. Probably it would have been good to hire a guide. The views, however,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank kr0elle
Reviewed 5 July 2019

First of all, the views are amazing. The drive up was equally gorgeous. We had so much fun wandering in this centuries old castle. The only draw back was there were people smoking inside and it seemed to get trapped in the rooms. There was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank marlaher
Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

Whilst Ajlun Castle doesn't seem to be a destination in its own right, it certainly makes a good interesting stop if you are heading north to Umm Qais. Allow about 1-2 hours for the visit & don't worry if its extremely hot as the castle...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Jaffathecat1
Reviewed 27 May 2019

The visit to Ajloun castle is totally worth it - located on Mount Ajlun , the castle dates back from the 13th century and is stil very well preserved with all ceilings in place. Once there, never miss grabbing up those very safe stairs till...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank gsnreviews
Reviewed 13 April 2019

The castle was apparently built by Muslims to half the crusaders. It is visibly injured, but much remain of it still. While there are nice interiors and the most is made of it, it is nothing amazing. The views around are nice though and the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2019

A great piece of history with a view of northern Jordan--from the early church to the fortress and the reconstruction of much of the roof areas.

Date of experience: March 2019
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16 February 2019|
Response from martyncymro | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a crusader castle.
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Response from BrooksyNJ | Reviewed this property |
In summer, Ajloun is 8:30a-6:30pm. You can find full hours for the main Jordanian sites at jordanpass.jo/Contents/Opening_Hours.aspx