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Audley’s Castle

Audley’s Castle

Built probably in the 15th century, Audley’s Castle is a three-story stone structure named after the Audleys, the late 16th century owners of the property.   From the parking area, a gravel service road takes you to the castle.   Unfortunately, there was no...
Al Awabi Fort

Al Awabi Fort

Located at the foothills of Jebel Akhdar is Al Awabi, one of Oman’s sixty-one wilayats. This district is home to a restored fort appropriately called Al Awabi Fort.   Al Awabi Fort is a two-story walled structure with two towers: Al Sarookh Tower (which faces...
Al Rustaq Fort

Al Rustaq Fort

Located at the base of Jebel Akhdar, Al Rustaq Fort is an imposing structure in this former Omani capital city. Built about 400 years before the arrival of Islam, this is one of Oman’s oldest forts. It is a three level fort, and it is the tallest fort in Oman....
Al Hazm Castle

Al Hazm Castle

Built around 1711, Al Hazm Castle was the home of Sultan bin Saif II, the Omani Imam from 1711 to 1718. It is a two-story structure with two towers and a small courtyard. The fortress has three wells and a falaj system which provided an adequate water supply....
Fort Howard Park

Fort Howard Park

On September 12, 1814, at least 3,200 British troops landed here. Under the command of Major General Robert Ross, these troops were part of a joint land and sea attack on Baltimore. Baltimore was the next logical target after the British burned down many government...