Year of visit
  • 2018

Location

Adress: Next to the Batinah Highway, Sur Al Helal, Al Batinah North Governorate, Oman

Sur Al Helal Castle

Sur Al Helal Castle lies next to the hamlet with the same name, in the Al Batinah North Governorate in Oman.

I know absolutely nothing about this castle. If you know anything, please mail me.

It has very large dimensions and a square ground plan. The entrance is in the middle of its northern side which also has 2 round corner towers. Its southern side has 2 rectangular corner towers and a round tower in the middle. On satellite photo's you can see that its interior is empty exept from small walls extending just a couple of meters from the inside of the curtain walls. This design, and its location; inland and directly next to the main road leading from Sohar to Muscat, leads me to think it was used as a caravanserai.

At present Sur Al Helal Castle is closed for visitors, at least it was closed when I came by. I don't know if it is ever open for visits. An unusually large castle.


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Year of visit
  • 2018

Location

Adress: Next to the Batinah Highway, Sur Al Helal, Al Batinah North Governorate, Oman

Year of visit
  • 2018

Location

Adress: Next to the Batinah Highway, Sur Al Helal, Al Batinah North Governorate, Oman

Sur Al Helal Castle

Sur Al Helal Castle lies next to the hamlet with the same name, in the Al Batinah North Governorate in Oman.

I know absolutely nothing about this castle. If you know anything, please mail me.

It has very large dimensions and a square ground plan. The entrance is in the middle of its northern side which also has 2 round corner towers. Its southern side has 2 rectangular corner towers and a round tower in the middle. On satellite photo's you can see that its interior is empty exept from small walls extending just a couple of meters from the inside of the curtain walls. This design, and its location; inland and directly next to the main road leading from Sohar to Muscat, leads me to think it was used as a caravanserai.

At present Sur Al Helal Castle is closed for visitors, at least it was closed when I came by. I don't know if it is ever open for visits. An unusually large castle.


Gallery

Year of visit
  • 2018

Location

Adress: Next to the Batinah Highway, Sur Al Helal, Al Batinah North Governorate, Oman