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Nimrod Fortress National Park

Off Road #989, Road 989
+972 4-694-9277
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Fantastic Fortress

The view alone is worth the trip, especially at sunset. But the Lantern Tour of this huge complex... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sonia C
Formidable castle, Formidable view

Unique among Israel's many castles, with regard to its history, location and state of preservation... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Nimrod's Castle, lying at the foot of Mt. Hermon, is the largest castle remaining in Israel from the Middle Ages.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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Off Road #989, Road 989
+972 4-694-9277
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The view alone is worth the trip, especially at sunset. But the Lantern Tour of this huge complex makes this one of the best ruins I have explored..

Thank Sonia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique among Israel's many castles, with regard to its history, location and state of preservation, this formidable Forrtess alllows a glance throu different periods in the region's history including the Mamluk Era. Look for the Famous Tiger emblems of the venerated Sultan Baibras. Allow yourselves...More

Thank mickeyg7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fortress in an amazingly good state, and was even exciting to visit for an European like me who has seen plenty of ruins. The view from the top of the fortress is also amazing. Definitely plan to spend around two or more hours there,...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Nimrod Fortress is more recent than many of the Roman and pre-Roman castles around Israel. It is one of the largest in the Middle East and was built in the early 13th century by Al-Aziz 'Uthman, the younger son of Saladin, to preempt an attack...More

Thank Whistledown
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Nimrod's Fortress is a fascinating place for people of all ages. If you are taking a self guided tour, simply follow the map received at the entrance. Historical details within the brochure should be read as you walk through the fortress. There are many arches,...More

Thank fr1111621
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

One of my most favorite sites. Not my first visit and most definitely not the last! If you want to experience a bit of history, enjoy an amazing view or having plenty of fun behind your camera lens, this is a place to go! Make...More

Thank MarykevdWalt
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Located in the breathtaking mountainous norther border of Israel, Nimrod Fortress sits upon the peak of a mountain, providing both jaw dropping views of the surrounding area, and and excellent and well preserved historical site, big enough to explore for at least half a day.

Thank Benjamin S
Reviewed 12 August 2017

As you're driving E. on highway 99 in the most northern part of the Golan Heights, the walls of this prominent fortress are tough to miss. Once you make it through the switchbacks of road 989 you come upon the gate to what is now...More

Thank rdragon78
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Although it was extremely hot, the breeze was nice.. views are stunning. we explored the fort for two hours and found dark steps, indiana johns style lol, bats hanging in the semi dark rooms and stunning views. Highly recommend.

Thank Ayeletuk
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I visited nimrod fortress on a very nice spring day I hiked from the main gate to the top, it cost me 22 shequels from the top you can see very nice views all over the place

Thank juan javier C
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Michael R
18 January 2017|
Response from omrichef | Reviewed this property |
There are organized night tours. Information is on the site web
30 November 2016|
Response from omrichef | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the season, specific info on the web site
Macyhelle O
9 January 2015|
Response from shmuel b |
They open on 8:00 until 16:00 in the winter( you should be out by then) There is no local guide, and you need to bring one with you or walk by yourself with the panflet the cashier gives you with the ticket