Ajloun Castle, Jerash

Take a tour of the 12th-century ruins of Ajloun Castle, 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. Before you head to Jerash, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Jerash trip itinerary maker site , to make sure you see all that Jerash has to offer, including Ajloun Castle.
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  • Ajloun Castle is usually paired with a visit to the Jerash ruins, and rightfully so. Though it pales in scale compared to Jerash, it has its charms. Sited on the top of a hill, the view is great. And ...  more »
  • Beautiful experience, go back in time and get lost in the tales of the guide In May so hot but dry
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