5 Must-Visit Castles and Forts in Oman

If you’re planning a trip to Oman, you should include some Oman forts and castles on your itinerary. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you’ll discover and you’ll learn more about Oman’s history and culture. This article includes the top 5 castles and forts in Oman. These are the best places to visit in Oman, so make sure that no matter how long or short your Oman vacation is, you check them all.

The recommendations of historical places to visit in Oman, these amazing forts and castles in Oman, are presented by a local, Sreejith from The Picture Perfect Tales. Start creating your Oman bucket list with this article to get the most of your visit there.


Oman, one of the most underrated countries in the middle east is very much blessed with pristine nature and history.

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Unlike other GCC countries, Oman doesn’t have the charm of a high tech metropolis but with an unending possibility to explore the rich history and cultural values, it holds within.
Numerous forts and castles along the country open an enormous opportunity to have a close encounter with the ancient Arabic architectural excellence as well as the Islamic culture. Methods and unique materials used in the construction makes the forts in Oman stand out from others.

Foreign invasions in the country also contributed many forts and there is a handful of them even within the City limits. So visiting some of the major forts and castles can be possible as a day tour from the capital city itself. Here is a list of some of the best forts & castles not to be missed in Oman.

1. Mutrah Fort

2. Nizwa Fort

3. Jabreen Castle

4. Bahla Fort

5. Nakhal Fort