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Fairfax House

Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 655543
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Step back in time when you visit this 18th-century town house, one of the finest examples of rococo decoration in England with its famous Terry collection of furniture and clocks.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 655543
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful and very interesting house to visit at Christmas. The staff are very friendly and full of knowledge about the house. A lovely trip out.

Thank T R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent an hour with very knowledgeable guides in this well cared for house. Would recommend it to those who have done everything York has to offer.

Thank Trooper1941
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting visit with informative guides. Decorated for Christmas with tables laid for the feast when I visited. Amazing ceilings, furniture & paintings.

Thank Supergranbee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have passed this place many times on previous visits but it never seemed to be open. This time we got it right and was well worth it. Decorated for Christmas the house was lovely and with the friendly and knowledgable guides it was a...More

1  Thank Ian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful warm and welcoming townhouse situated just a few hundred yards from the Castle Museum. The building which was once a cinema has been superbly renovated, most of the furniture on display has come from the home of one the Terry's chocolate family, We...More

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Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled on this and decided to pop in. It’s really well presented and interesting. It’s great that it has been saved and renovated. There’s a lot of interesting paintings and furniture. The entrance fee might seem a bit expensive to some. The guides in...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really lovely Georgian town house with numerous rooms filled with good to excellent Georgian furniture and some wonderful 17th and 18th century clocks. The room guides are very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and enthusiastic. The plasterwork on the ceilings and some walls is also...More

Thank RichardP171
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A brilliantly decorated and restored Georgian House. The guides are wonderful and give an interesting tour of the house.

Thank Dr_David_Horgan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in the middle of town, near the York Castle Museum, this house displays a beautiful collection of Georgian furniture and clocks. The ceilings give away hints as to what each room was used for, for example, there were carvings of Shakespeare in the library....More

Thank laurairving1999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So pleased this place was saved from demolition. After being a dance hall & a cinema it has now been restored to it's former glory.

Thank Sue B
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