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Fairfax House

Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 655543
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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York Walking Tour including York Minster
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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
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+44 1904 655543
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although not very large. This a great house to visit. There is a wealth of great objects sufficient to cater for most visitors differing tastes. The reception ladies were both excellent with help and advice. A great house to visit when in York.

Thank braithwaite12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fine collection of Georgian furniture in this restored building. Took a guided tour led by a very quietly spoken guide. Tour lasted just over an hour and is certainly worth taking.

Thank Hamish D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tucked away in a back alley in central York this place is easy to miss, we stumbled upon it by accident and were very happy to have done so. One of the most well-kept town houses in England, the place is a veritable time-capsule. The...More

Thank Zoltan G
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The house was built with garden down to river however they have now gone but the design and craftsmanship is excellent and very well presented, the guides are very knowledgeable and give you all the info you need when asked. Check the height of the...More

Thank EAN44
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Beautiful house. Great, lovely guides who provided us with lots of interesting information about the house. Well worth a visit.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It's not the largest place to visit , but it's well worth a walk round . Showing how the rich would live, from their kitchen and foods they would eat ,to their beds were you would need a raised platform to get into your bed...More

Thank gothicwax
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This place is well worth a visit. the restoration, decoration and attention to detail to get this Georgian house to resemble what may have been the residents home is admiral and charming. The room guides are very knowledgeable and give you as much info as...More

Thank Sanita B
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We visited here twice during our holiday. On the first occasion, we were watching the time because of wanting to catch a particular sailing of the York Boat. Having been given free entry for a year, we decided to return to finish things off properly...More

Thank honeysrascal
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We visit historic houses a lot but this really stood out. The house itself is interesting and the story of the family, however what really makes it special is the room guides. They were able to tell us so much about each of the rooms...More

Thank Howard B
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Fairfax house is a fine example of a Georgian townhouse beautifully restored. There are lovely pieces of decoration, I particularly enjoyed the plasterwork in the area of the fine staircase. The collections and furniture are the things that you may well remember more though. There...More

Thank Andythebaggie
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