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Kerak Castle, Dead Sea Region

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Visit Kerak Castle, built by the crusaders, and later occupied by Arab rulers and the Ottoman Empire. The castle was completed in 1161, becoming the seat of the lord of Transjordan, until it was captured and ransacked by Saladin. Explore the vast castle walls and the stone chambers, by yourself or with a local guide who can point out interesting spots and historical facts. Enjoy the expansive views of the town below, and pay a visit to the archaeological museum within the castle. Arrange to visit Kerak Castle and other attractions in Dead Sea Region using our Dead Sea Region holiday maker website .
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  • A nice place for a short stroll through the medieval remains of the castle, despite everything quite well preserved. A little hard to find a place to park your car. Entry n Jordan Pass for free.
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  • Of course, it's worth staying in the city and seeing it. The town near the castle is the most charming, narrow loud streets. Very well preserved castle ruins, very large and well-kept. A lot of underg...  more »
  • This castle is amazing! It is perched on a huge bluff that is so high that the cars and buses on the roads below look like tiny toys. This is the only castle I've ever been in, so I was intrigued by everything I saw. It is NOT handicapped accessible, however.
  • Fantastic site that is far more than the "crusader castle" the Jordanian tourist authority advertises. The castle is well preserved and has a helpful, informative visitor center. Various eras of use are evident and a walk through makes for a fascinating, well spent hour.
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