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HOW TO GET THERE

By car or taxi from Amman:
From the Sport City interchange in Amman, head northwest past the Jordan University then follow the road signs; Ajlun is 73kms from Amman.

By Service Taxi:
Take a taxi from Al-Abdali station. The taxi trips are not scheduled - the service taxis start their trips as soon as they have a full passenger load.

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From the top of the castle, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Jordan Valley.

During the Mameluk rule, Qal'at Ar-Rabad was one of a network of beacons and pigeon posts that allowed messages to be transmitted from Damascus to Cairo in just 12 hours!

Ajlun Castle protected the communication routes between south Jordan and Syria, and was one of a chain of forts, which lit beacons at night to pass signals from the Euphrates as far as Cairo.

The castle is one of the best preserved and most complete examples of medieval Arab-Islamic military architecture.