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Address: Kerak, Jordan
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Very Cool Castle - Difficult to Get to.

On our drive to Petra, we decided we would stop at the Kerak Castle. It was very difficult to get to as there are several one-way streets and lots of traffic. We finally saw some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christina Y
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On our drive to Petra, we decided we would stop at the Kerak Castle. It was very difficult to get to as there are several one-way streets and lots of traffic. We finally saw some people ignoring one-way street and decided to follow suit and eventually got to the castle. There is free but limited parking. The castle is covered... More 

Thank Christina Y
Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle in Kerak is a great big crusader castle. It is quite ruined but due to having been so immense to start with still has a great many features to explore including stables, fighting galleries, a souk, a prison, a moat, a church, a mosque, kitchens and living quarters. It also has spectacular views over the hills towards the... More 

Thank Raspberry-Bazaar
Khartoum, Sudan
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648 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The amount of freedom that tourists have to explore the old castle is fantastic, but equal is the lack of both information about the castle / specific rooms / parts of the castle. One wanders from room to room with no indication of what the room was or its importance. Also, they could make an effort to clean up litter... More 

Thank JCW703
Manchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really amazing place and also have 3 holy Shrines to visit as well which will be must see place in Jordan valley

Thank Amjad I
Surbiton, null, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite substantial castle (especially if take into account various lower levels) perched high above surrounding area. Take a torch to explore the lower level passageways. If you're travelling Amman/Madaba to Petra use the King's Highway and call in here. Be warned, we drove hire car up to castle and did find the very narrow streets in the small town immediately... More 

Thank David P
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Kerak castle is located on the way north-south from the Dead Sea to Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba. It is nice stop over (worth the little de-tour) if you like ruins / old castles. Nothing much but the strategic location, some walls a few halls/rooms and some tunnels to explore. But it can be good break to get fresh (mountain)... More 

Thank 658bas
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This castle was built in 1140 by Fulk V of Anjou, with Pagan the Butler, who were both Crusaders. It was taken by Saladin in 1189. There is an archeological museum in the lower court which was closed during our visit. It would have benefited from having an audio guide or more notice boards, although it was interesting to walk... More 

Thank Ann O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Fascinating stop enrolee to Dead Sea, very polite staff and security in area and enjoyed the hospitality of local cafe for a refreshing lemon drink after. People appeared so glad to see us.

Thank Rob A
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a powerful site wit some very well preserved areas. Some climbing is needed to get the best out of the views, bring a torch to view the underground areas. Note the gates close sharp at 4:00pm

Thank Alan J
London, UK
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

wonderful crusader castle, very well preserved, required a lot more excavation still, but is HUGE and you can really explore the cavernous spaces inside the walls. You can park right next to the castle once you navigate the streets

Thank thetruthbetold2013

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