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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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 worth seeing!