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Perched in a wild, remote landscape, Shobak Castle wins over even the most castle-weary, despite being less complete than its sister fortification at Karak. Formerly called Mons Realis (the Royal Mountain), it was built by the Crusader king Baldwin...more
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Petra - Wadi Musa 71810, Jordan
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This castle has been partially restored and the rest is ruins. There are a few 'hidden' tunnels some of which you can go down- they're quite steep and dark. recommend a torch. It was a great view from the castle and a nice walk around....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited whilst on a tour of Jordan. Interesting castle with good view. Best if you arrive by car or small vehicle as you can park next to site Larger vehicles eg buses have to park at visitors centre and you have to walk a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

cold weather is not a obstacle for a curious traveler!Took a guided tour with the group-very windy and about plus 5.Still there was no fog-so could totally enjoy the views from the castle

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tensi78
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Shobak castle is not very big, it takes around 1 hour to walk around it and also do the "secret" tunnel. The castle itself is nothing very special - it's mostly in ruins and there is not much to see in the structure itself. But,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnkurPankur
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Shobal castle was a fascinating ruin with unbelievable views of the valleys all around - easy to understand why the long-ago French builders located it there, with such a command of the views and all approaches! It was a fairly fast tour of the old...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christine O
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Very interested ruins of castle but you have to take guide who will tell you everything about it. Visit takes about 1 h .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Krzysztof W
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We stopped at this place because it was between Petra and the Dead Sea. It was definitely worth the trip to see the ruins and the views are quiet amazing as well. Lots of history here but the place is crumbling.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank peter f
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Nice views of the surrounding land. Interesting to walk around the area, wasn’t spectacular but enjoyed the visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank katiemN3739AG
Reviewed 16 October 2018

You get fantastic panoramic views from the castle which is in a rather dilapidated state but ongoing renovations are taking place. Notwithstanding this worth a visit if you are in the area. Quite a large site which is peacefully quiet. One can imagine the significance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GreekGeek16
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

The Castle is inknown to many people. It is one of the most beautiful crossaiders castles built in 12th century. It is located on a strategic place on top the Shaubak mointains.

Date of experience: October 2018
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28 August 2017|
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Response from mitchian | Reviewed this property |
The Castle will take a day to get to. Jordan is a great place and may places to see. If you are on an organised tour stick with their itinerary if yo are free and in the Petra area visit the castle.
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Response from VivaMexicoLiz | Reviewed this property |
We arranged our visit through the Herz agency at our hotel. They provided a driver, so I didn't pay much attention to the signage but it seemed very clear. The road is quite good and there is plenty of parking. Definitely... More