Shobak Castle

It’s a slight shame that Shobak tends to get overlooked in favour of Kerak. Admitadly, Kerak is more complete than Shobak, but the position of the castle atop of Royal Mountain is hard to beat.

Shobak was constructed by Baldwin I in 1115, and withstood countless attacks by Saladin until it fell in 1189, after a mighty 18-month siege. There is an interesting secret passageway that leads to a subterranean spring (hence why they could hold out for so long). Explore small churches, the prison, baptistery, watchtower and  catacombs. 

Itineraries

Grand Tour of Jordan

Amman - Dana - Feynan - Aqaba - Wadi Rum - Petra - Dead Sea  

This comprehensive privately-chauffered tour of Jordan takes you from tip-to-toe. If you are only planning on visiting Jordan once, then we suggest you give this magical destination two weeks to reveal its secrets.

15 days from £2815 p. p.