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Egerton Castle Kenya

Lord Egerton castle Nakuru Kenya vital information.

Lord Egerton castle is a love-filled house found in Nakuru. Its foundation was laid out of love in the outskirts of Njoro town. It is a replica of Tatton Hall in England and was constructed between 1938 and 1954 by Lord Maurice Egerton-who also set up the agricultural training college that was later transformed into Egerton University. With spectacular cared-for gardens and a small petting zoo that includes llamas and tortoises, Lord Egerton Castle surely makes a pleasant afternoon picnic spot.

Gardens at Egerton castle

A pass to enter this ultimately lovely place in Kenya for an afternoon relaxation is priced at $12. After deeply falling in love with a wealthy English woman, Egerton openly commenced persuasions for her to come and live with him in Kenya.

She conditionally accepted, stating that only a castle would be fit for her to live in Kenya. Egerton welcomed the condition and immediately commenced with the construction of the castle.

The construction lasted over a period of 16 year and by the time the castle was completed, Egerton was deeply in love with another woman.

Broken and bitter, he lived out his days on the 32 acre estate until his death in 1958, threatening any woman who came close with gunfire. Although much of the furniture was looted after his death, the castle has been lovingly restored/ reinstated, keeping with local taste by a group of university students and is now the closest thing to a British National Trust property in Kenya‘s Rift Valley.

You can get more about Egerton’s love story once on your safari to the castle. Contact Jewel Safaris for a safari to the Magical Kenya.

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