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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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Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 655543
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Had it not been for the York Pass, I probably would not have visited here! It's a lovely Georgian house, lovingly kept and restored. The highlight here are the fantastic guides in each room, eager to share their passion for this place and pass on...More

Thank Sian D
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The outside of the building belies what is inside. The house contains a wide and varied collection of Georgian artefacts that were brought to live by an excellent guide. Entry fee gets you 12 months entry to the house. How about that for value!

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Beautiful place to visit, staff great at explaining about the different rooms. Well worth visiting, interesting.

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Fairfax House York, is one of the best places to see. Excellent staff, lady in gift shop is lovely, they also have tour guides of the property who have good knowledge in the history of the place. A most worthwhile visit. Recommended.

Thank Kath P
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This beautiful 18th century house is situated within the city centre. It has been beautifully restored and the architecture is wonderful. There are some lovely paintings and furniture on display and clocks in all shapes and sizes. There was a volunteer in each room of...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2016

This mansion has it all - Every room has a passionate volunteer who offers incredible insight into every detail, the rooms are not cordoned off making for a fully immersive experience and the decor inside is Georgian luxury at its finest. This place truly is...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 13 May 2016

On my vacation I toured many historic buildings and museums. I found my experience at Fairfax house to be one of the best since each room had a friendly and knowledgeable guide to share their training. You will get the complete history of the building,...More

Thank VirginiaT123
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This house helped one picture life in the late 18th Century with authentic furniture, walls, etc. It gave one a change from the medieval history.

Thank Rosemary S
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately photos are not allowed so you'll have to take my word for it that this is one of the most beautiful buildings I've been inside. There's a tour guide in each room of the house to explain the history about each room. Once you...More

Thank AimeeMullin17
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Interesting place to visit. I was expecting far more rooms to explore given the size of the house, but its only two levels. I actually found the restoration more fascinating and worthy of an exhibition (there was a decent exhibiton on Georgian shoes when I...More

Thank Nody_76
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