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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

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

Thank Dr_David_Horgan
Reviewed 2 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely tour of a Georgian Town House in easy reach of main attractions in the old town. The experience reminded me a bit of visiting Mt. Vernon in Virginia. There are docents in every room, but instead of hearing the same rehearsed...More

Thank bigskymj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's limited opening hours so check in advance. On the day we went it was guided tours only (they do have 'free flow' some days) and our guide was excellent, I strongly recommend you go around with someone if you can. The house is beautiful,...More

Thank Anne J
Reviewed 1 week ago

You feel as if you have travelled back to the mid 18th century when going round this Georgian town house, replete with all its original features and superb furnishings. You may associate Georgian houses with Bath and Jane Austen, but this is much earlier and...More

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting visit of a very well preserved Georgian townhouse. The insides have had a lot of time and care spent in their restoration. I was lucky enough to catch an exhibition’s last day as well so saw more than normal. The volunteer guides...More

Thank Yorkterrier01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As said in the most recent 4 and 5 “✅” reviews...a great Georgian house full of lovely furniture! Not cheap (GiftAid...) but a lot more intellectual value for money than the nearby Clifford tower (skip the tour but see the tower’s grounds and read about...More

Thank Steph2310
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascianting house with an interesting varied collection of matching furniture and china. Contaians much of the collection left by the Goddards (former owners of Goddards House near the racecourse).

Thank stuarthicks90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a regular at English Heritage and National Trust Houses (as I am) you may find this place somewhat small. The guides (people) in the rooms are very good and friendly, but unless you've a particular interest in Georgian York Townhouses, then you'll have...More

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