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Lord Egerton Castle

Off Nakuru-Kisumu Highway, Nakuru 20100, Kenya
+254 050 211000
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Beautiful, but empty

The castle is fun to explore, but there is not much inside (décor, period furniture, etc). We were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bjkahansen
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
A landmark building with an interesting history!

The Lord Egerton Castle is A landmark building with an interesting but sad history beautifully... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Micke S
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“rich history” (3 reviews)
“many years” (3 reviews)
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Off Nakuru-Kisumu Highway, Nakuru 20100, Kenya
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+254 050 211000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle is fun to explore, but there is not much inside (décor, period furniture, etc). We were able to wander throughout and check out the nooks and crannies, which was fun. Did not take a guided tour, but I think that would have filled...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lord Egerton Castle is A landmark building with an interesting but sad history beautifully located on a hilltop. The place is well worth a visit and a guided tour.

Thank Micke S
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

The castle is fantastically built, the technology used at that time was amazing. And its good to see old items from that era. The grounds are maintained very well and the guides are very knowledgeable. A good place to visit for real history lessons.

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Reviewed April 2, 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 January 4, 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 November 14, 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 November 6, 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 September 13, 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 May 23, 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 May 23, 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.

Thank samsonnyangau
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Response from Michelle O | Reviewed this property |
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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