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Lord Egerton Castle

Off Nakuru-Kisumu Highway, Nakuru 20100, Kenya
+254 050 211000
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Beautiful castle and grounds

It's worth a visit even though the house is basically empty. Unfortunately when Lord Egerton died... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
rejoicing
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Ngong, Kenya
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Good picnic site for large small family or a group of parties

A good pace for outdoor activities. They have not yet started nightout rest rooms but in case they... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
cathy862
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Nakuru, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

It's worth a visit even though the house is basically empty. Unfortunately when Lord Egerton died in 1958, most of his furniture, etc was shipped back to England. Then most of what remained behind was looted by residents in the area. Knowledgable guides will show...More

1  Thank rejoicing
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

A good pace for outdoor activities. They have not yet started nightout rest rooms but in case they do, this will be a very best place, quiet, a home away from home resting place. A home of mind resting and planning lots of your activities...More

Thank cathy862
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

It took 16 years to build the castle after that Lord Egerton had failed to impress his fiancée with the 2 earlier houseconstructions. She even claimed the first house was a House for a dog. Slight exaggeration - there seems to be at least 2-3...More

2  Thank Hans L
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Get to know more about Lord Egerton and how he dominated the highlands of Nakuru Kenya. How he had giant inbuilt musical system, generated electricity for his castle, old refrigeration cold rooms

2  Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

the gardens are beautiful. Hopefully you get a tour guide who is willing to give e you the whole history. It's quite sad.

Thank Kui K
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Good place for picnics and budget sleeping. You can get your own food and the lawns are nice. Good for a romantic picnic or cultural visit. Has an interesting story behind it about a love gift gone sour. Refreshing for someone looking for a quiet...More

Thank WashBigs
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

It was built many years ago by Lord Egerton which was later named lord Egerton Castle.The surrounding grounds is well designed and is now being used by the locals for wedding parties and many other activities as an attraction center by schools.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Very cool place to visit. Nice views. I wish there were more social amenities other than just the cafeteria.

Thank Mercy O
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

The Castle provides guided tours and if you are a resident at the ARC Hotel - Njoro, you do not pay any charges. The Guide is knowledgeable about Lord Egerton's history. The site could however maximize its potential by having a restaurant or a good...More

Thank crisO8786WZ
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The history behind building this castle is more amazing to hear of actually its a big lesson.Was build by Lord Maurice and still strong.

3  Thank qudrahnizar
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There are different charges based on the type of tourist Adults who are citizens pay 150 while children in secondary pay 100 each those in primary pay 75 while those in nursery pay 50. Resident adults pay 450 while secondary... More
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