Ajloun Castle (also Rabadh Castle), an Islamic fortress, is one and half hour away from Amman. The castle is located on the top of a mountain just outside the small city of Ajloun.
C astle Ajloun. Picture yourself a king or queen of this fortified castle on top of a mountain. The interior of the castle reveals intelligent medieval Arab military architecture and an impressive view of Jordan's towns down below.
9. Give into nature – The Arab resistance against the Crusaders resulted in the Ajloun Castle ( North Jordan) set in the ecologically important and beautiful scenery of Ajloun Forest Reserve. It is close to Jerash and can be combined with Pella too. It is a lush pine forest tucked away in the rolling hills of north Jordan and has 13 square kilometers of Mediterranean woodland. Oak, olive, pistachios, wild strawberries and carob grow abundantly and has lots of birds, wildcats, jackals, wild boars, foxes and striped hyenas. The previously extinct Roe Deer had been successfully re introduced in this reserve and the Persian Fallow Deer can also be found here. There are quite a few beautiful hikes available at this reserve and the Ajloun Campsite located at the edge of the forest makes a great place to stay. Ajloun Forest Reserve is open from April to October and is very popular with both domestic and foreign tourists so prior booking at the campsite makes sense.