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Address: 5 St. Helens Square, York YO1 8QW, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 552012

The official residence of the Lord Mayor of York and is one of York's great...

The official residence of the Lord Mayor of York and is one of York's great historic treasures houses and one of its best kept secrets of York's civic history from the simplicity of the hall way to the grandeur of the Stateroom, from seeking the secret drawers hidden in a bureau to discovering the chamber pot, The Mansion House is a fascinating building just waiting to be discovered!

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Admirable and dignified

A real piece of civic history and well worth a tour. Plenty of atmosphere and far from a museum. This is a well used working building and a real asset to the city, prominently... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2015
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

The Mansion House is currently completely empty, giving a rare, free insight into the bare bones of the building. No furniture, light fittings, carpets, no nothing. Access is more or less unrestricted. This was the first time I'd ever set foot inside and it will be fascinating to return when the great house has been put back into a more... More 

Thank JohnScarr70
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

A real piece of civic history and well worth a tour. Plenty of atmosphere and far from a museum. This is a well used working building and a real asset to the city, prominently situated within the heart of the commercial district.

Thank Quixote2001
Staunton, Virginia
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I rent the dining room for a catered banquet every July for my visiting American undergraduates (cost for the room 190 pounds for two hours). This year was as splendid as ever in the magnificent Georgian architecture and furnishings. The staff were helpful and obliging, permitting a tour of the historic civic exhibits upstairs. The whole experience was lovely. My... More 

Thank Stephen C
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Our guide was very helpful and gave a lot of information and helpful little anecdotes about the house. Amazing house and great introduction to Yorkshire and its history.

Thank Laura C
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Only has limited openings , so book in advance. Great guides and information about the history of York, its past and current Lord Mayors and Sheriffs. Nice souvenirs as well

Thank Brian S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

I was provided with a private tour of the mansion house by the current Lord Mayor of York. The state rooms and regalia are quite simply splendid. The Lord Mayor put on her robe and tricorn hat, whilst her attendant explained the history of the City of York mayoral chain, sword and mace. The eighteenth century mansion is kept in... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

The house is magnificent with some very old pieces, and the tour guide is so knowledgeable and funny! If you get a chance to see how heavy the few hundred year old sword is do it!

Thank Missyxxx
Leeds, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

What a super event! It takes a couple of months to plan but it is worth all the effort. The building is incredible, to have free roam of it for the night is just special. From start to finish they couldn't do enough to help. Can not recommend highly enough.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Closed, but we got a quick tour. Brilliant curved door. Great rooms, plain chains, big dining room and breakfast service. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mikethenailer
Bucks, England
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

We were planning to visit here on the 10th January 2015 so checked on the website to see when it was open. 'Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday tours are available it says - no need to book. May be cancelled if there is a special event.' Therefore I rang to check and discovered that it was totally closed until the... More 

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