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Not Everyday One Gets to Step Into a Real Castle

This castle is big. There are rooms for special functions. Even dungeons for torturing people. It's... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2018
New York City
Great Castle, only the views and the underground word !

Great Castle, only the views and the underground word ! The location, view and underground rooms... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2018
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

If you have Jordan Pass and go through Kerak visit Kerak Castle. It is nice historical place. You can ask some locals to guide you for 10JD or less or you can go alone. If you have extra time in your Jordan trip, it is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

This is one of the best castles in Jordan. Try to stroll by and absorb the history of Jordan. This castle also provides a splendid view of the valley. This should be done while going to Petra. Tip - Take a guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2018

This castle is big. There are rooms for special functions. Even dungeons for torturing people. It's amazing how well-fortified the ancient rulers lived. Of course this place is high upon a mountain so in the event there is an invasion there is ample time to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

Great Castle, only the views and the underground word ! The location, view and underground rooms were really fantastic, you can go around into the castle and nobody even ask you what are you doing, a great place to take photos or see the sunset...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

Fascinating to those with a guide and a waste of time for those who don't bother as they will not be shown incredible hidden aspects of this castle.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

We nearly didn't stop here as there's not much nearby, but so glad we did. The scale of the castle and how much has been preserved is incredible. And it's clear there is still so much more to be uncovered. It seems like at one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

It's all in the name really. Avoid of you have kids under 5yo. It's hot, it's brown, it's ruins. The end.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

But certainly not a destination. Kerak is impressive, but it isn’t very well maintained. It’s large but spending more than one or two hours there would be too much. Interesting history and incredible to imagine it being built but there just isn’t much to see...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

A ruined castle with a bloody history. There are catapult stones in the building. Difficult to walk and poorly maintained. Better to see from afar and move on to the next site

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ilzoa
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Kerak on the way to Petra. It’s a huge castle, but badly sign posted so without a guide it is difficult to organise the visit, learn about the place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from filtex | Reviewed this property |
Kerak and Jerash are in opposite directions from Amman. Kerak is south & Jerash is north. Personally, I would NOT try to see both in the same day, especially if you want to spend time at each site. In my opinon, it would... More