Lord Egerton Castle
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S S
Rome, Italy5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The castle and history is quite interesting. It's sad though that the place is so run down and most items have been vandalized. Also I really wish they had an enthusiastic tour guide. The current one is totally uninterested and kept rushing through it all like he just wanted it over and done. Good effort has gone into maintaining the grounds though, as it looked beautiful. If you are visiting with kids, carry some balls so they can enjoy the lovely grounds.
Written December 24, 2021
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jack k
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
One of the most widely known tourist attraction in Nakuru.
Romantic and sad on the some time ..
Many even refer to the castle as the last remaining memorabilia of the Lord and his patronage. This archaic architecture which is a symbol of Timless beauty will teleport you back to a different era.
Written December 16, 2022
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Pmk
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Unfortunately my experience was not positive. I had always heard it's a great place but the facility is run down with many of the historical items at the castle in poor state of repair + floors + ceilings. I think the facility has great potential if careful restoration was done to match the story of the castle. The staff are however great at explaining it's history.
Written August 5, 2020
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Simon N
Naivasha, Kenya7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This makes one of the places a local or international tourist would want to be for more than once. A very captivating environment and with mind-blowing ideas on house designing and construction. Maybe I will borrow some ideas from there for my home as we.
Written February 24, 2020
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NurseMama25
Beckley, WV208 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Off the beaten path for the average tourist but nice find. The building is in not so great shape but those there are taking care of what they have and the grounds. I would love to see the rooms refinished to as close to original, as possible. Some of the rooms are being used to display not relevant information to the grounds. It’s nice to hear that Lord Egerton did try to give back to the community suiting his time.
Written August 14, 2023
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Cwventures
Nairobi, Kenya36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Family
I visited Lord Egerton Castle with my family and I found the history behind it very interesting. It is situated on Ngata Farm, in Nakuru District, some 14 kilometers from Nakuru town. The most interesting part is the history behind this castle and the firm stand that Lord Egerton had. Lord Egerton shunned and hated women all his life. He hated chicken and dogs and did not keep them in his compound though he ate chicken meat and eggs. This is because the woman who spurned his proposal said the six bed roomed house the Lord lived in – before completion of the castle was small as a chicken coop, bird nest or a dog kennel. you could carry packed lunch and eat as you relax in the well kept compound. it is also used for corporate functions such as office parties, cocktails, picnics, and weddings.
Written June 2, 2012
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Gladys W
Nairobi, Kenya11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
62 years on after the construction of the castle and it still looks ominous in its strength. The architecture is fascinating.It was constructed in 1952, coming through a cold reality that the purpose for which it was built had fizzled out.However its a breathtaking place the lovely landscaped huge garden is well kept and the fresh air just makes the place heavenly. what amazed me is how the fully furnished with a children’s room, a master bedroom for him and his wife, numerous other rooms, confinements, alleyways, barricades, cloistered venues and artistic lacunas still looks good even after the many years, indeed the place is well taken care of and the history is well narrated.
The guard who took us through was eloquent,well composed and answered each and every question we asked without hesitation.
The llamas in the field makes the place even more interesting and we could not hesitate pause for a photo with the calm animals.

Lords egerton castle is just a great place to unwind and also if you are looking for a picnic place with your family its the best place.
Written December 8, 2014
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Favoured J
Nairobi, Kenya17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
This is a castle that was built by Lord Maurice Egerton of England for his mistress during the years prior to Kenya's independence from the British. It has all the features of a complete castle and is a favourite for historians and also for day camping or outdoor activities.
Written November 3, 2016
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Kenya Geographic
Nairobi, Kenya91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
Built by Lord Egerton for his bride, the Egerton Castle today is a shadow of its former grandiose architecture and classy fixtures befitting a nobleman's grand gesture of love. Egerton University is however embarking on an audacious restoration project that could see the castle regain its former glory. They say there used to be a golden bed here. The grand piano, now derelict, once used to be heard for miles. Interesting place to visit - if only for the history!
Written June 15, 2015
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Steve S
Nairobi, Kenya1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
The castle is just the structure itself, all empty rooms. There is no museum or anything like this. So the price of 12 US$ (for tourists) is totally unacceptable.
Written August 24, 2015
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