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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
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Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 655543
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

If you are interested in history, particularly in life in Tudor times, then this building is well worth visiting.

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 6 May 2017

One of York's lesser known, but tastefully restored, Georgian houses. The staff have lots of information which made the visit worthwhile.

Thank harold b
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Takes no more then 30 minutes to see this beautiful in town home replete with wonderful ceilings and fabulously restored clocks and many wonderful pieces of furniture

Thank pandpCalifornia
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A beautifully restored Georgian house has been tastefully furnished and has very knowledgeable volunteer guides. Worth a visit.

Thank F5822OZdavidb
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Lots of interesting stories in this house. It has been beautifully restored and the guides have lots of information. Its rather a short visit though but worth it.

Thank thatanngirlie
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Interesting house with its history and restoration as it was once a cinema and dance hall. Helpful guides who tell you the history of the house in each room.

Thank MelNorthYorkshire
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Worth a visit but expensive. Very interesting history so it's worth tagging on to one of the guides doing their talk, otherwise you miss out on all the key information about the place. Make sure you read the interesting facts sheets too.

Thank NovaTravels-net
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Visited this on the offchance as I spotted it. It is quite expensive (tickets valid for a year) for the amount of rooms available. I was disappointed not to be able to take photos. Volunteers in rooms were really good at giving information and explaining...More

Thank AndreaJ70
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The house has been beautifully renovated and the room stewards are very knowledgeable. We thought the £7.50 entrance fee was a bit steep considering there weren't many rooms to view.

Thank LorraineWB
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Definitely it is worth taking the guided tour - so much more detail explaining the home and its history. But the tour is only available on Mon. at 11 AM and 2 PM. Your ticket gives you entry for a whole year and we went...More

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Laura T
hi on the website it says entry for kids is £3 and in the leflet it says kids get in free! so which is it?
21 August 2016|
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Response from Christine W | Reviewed this property |
sorry, can't answer this one!