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“Wonderful Georgian furniture and clocks with very expert guides.”
Review of Fairfax House

Fairfax House
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US$53.26*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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US$26.90*
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York Walking Tour including York Minster
Ranked #16 of 209 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 November 2017

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 very special. Well worth a visit and very near the bus stop from the park and ride which is cheapened easy. Strongly recommended.

Thank RichardP171
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

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

Thank Dr_David_Horgan
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

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. Volunteers were in every room and gladly told me all about the fascinating furniture as well as the history of the family who lived here. Had a great chat with all of them, all extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I was there as a gap year student and therefore didn't have any student ID to receive a discounted price but they considered me a student anyway, so was very impressed by how lovely the people were. For anyone interested in clocks, there were some in there from the 17th century! They also have an exhibition which changes regularly.

Thank laurairving1999
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 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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Reviewed 17 November 2017

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 lines for large crowds, you engage in personal discussions about the house, the family, and Georgian era traditions. And yes, though a bit more distantly related, its the same Fairfax family that were also Founding Fathers of Virginia.

The interiors are sumptuous with a great variety of 18th century furnishings and decor. A must see in York!

Thank bigskymj
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