Jordan has a lot of castles–more than I could possibly see in my two months of living there (in 2005) and the time prior (1998). But, the ones that I did get to: Kerak, Ajlun, Hraneh, Amra and Shobak were a treat to scamper through.
The authentic hill top fortress of Kerak and Shobak, are fascinating examples of architectural and military traditions of the time. Their galleries, towers, chapels and ramparts still echo with the resolve of the Crusaders who built them almost a thousand years ago. While Kerak is a dark maze of stone vaulted halls and passageway, Shobak perches on the side of a mountain with a grand sweeps of fruit trees below.