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This is a landmark and historical palace .The foundation was laid in 1938 by Maurice Egerton ,4th Baron Egerton.  The architect was Albert Brown. Construction continued until 1954.The castle was opened to the public in 2005 and is under management from Egerton University. The castle has 52 rooms. Among them:dance hall with electric organ,dark chamber for developing photos,entrance hall,master bedrooms,study rooms and wine cellar.This is basically a splendid piece of architecture that was built between 1930 and 1940 by Lord Egerton himself. Known as a castle without a prince, the fort stands still like a pendant in the beautiful countryside of Nakuru. It is a well-known tourist attraction. The welcoming and stunning mansion has expansive green lawns and splendid colourful gardens on all its side. The last remaining memorabilia of Lord Egerton and his patronage. The anachronistic architecture yet timelessly beautiful will take you back to a different era.

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zamzam hussein

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Team building at the castle

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4/ 5

Lord Egerton Castle, located in Ngata Farm, 173km from Nairobi CBD and 26 minutes from Nakuru town, is a timeless structure that is of much admiration. A cab from Nakuru CBD costs 500/=. I went there for team building with my classmates. We took a bus. We turned of the main highway to a marram road. It took us 2 minutes to reach the entrance of the castle. It was on a Saturday and there we two other buses there a handful of personal vehicles. From the entrance you notice the splendid structure with its rustic look. A fee of 150/= was charged per head for entrance and the bus parked at a lot just outside the castle’s entrance. Alighting from the bus, I could hear music from a far. Later on I learned that there is a grand piano in the castle whose music can be heard from 2km away. The lawn was well manicured. I could see a group of about 15 people playing hop skip and jump. We proceed to the castle’s door where we were joined by John who was our guide. On entering, I noticed there we so many painting. At least 2 per wall. The chandelier was huge and the chairs were old but well maintained. It was a lot to take in. As we went from room to room in the 52 roomed house, John told us the story behind the castle. That is was build for Lord Egerton’s fiancée who later left him. It was a sad story. We got to see the grand piano and a dark room where he developed his photos. After the tour, we started on our group activities at the lawn. I also saw some couples sitting under the shades having picnics. The have kiosks outside the entrance to get snacks and souvenirs. I had a great time.

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hazel luvuno

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Picnic at the castle

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5/ 5

Lord Egerton Castle is a splendid piece of architecture Off Nakuru- Eldoret highway, just past the exchange route to Njoro, get to Ngata farm where it is situated. It was built between 1930 and 1940 by Lord Egerton himself. Known as a castle without a prince, the fort stands still like a pendant in the beautiful countryside of Nakuru. It is a well-known tourist attraction and therefore I decided to visit it. I paid 500/= for an uber from Nakuru CBD. From the entrance, you notice the ambience. It is all green. I paid an entrance fee of 150/= On entering, you notice the stunning mansion which has expansive green lawns and splendid colourful gardens on all its side. Before exploring the castle, I noticed other tourist who seem to be team building an a lawn not far from the castle. Now, this castle is splendid. The anachronistic architecture is timelessly beautiful.It takes you back to a different era. I enjoyed the tour through most of the 52 rooms. They were filled with paintings and furniture from a different time. We even got to see a dark room where Lord Egerton would develop the photos he took. There is also a grand piano whose music can be heard from 3km away. The part I really enjoyed was the story on how the castle came to be. If you want to hear about it, you should make a point of visiting.

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