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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 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
Reviewed 20 August 2017

To have an attraction finish one place below the park and ride in the public's affections says it all! Dull, dark and dingy, we wandered around in half light trying to read from cards that would have been out of date in a museum of...More

1  Thank StAlbansPadre
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I didn't know what Fairfax House was, and when we saw it we thought it was a good idea to have a look inside. And we were right! What a lovely place. In every room you'll find a tour guide and they'll thoroughly explain the...More

Thank Ginevra2909
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Fairfax House was opened around 1984/5 and I was lucky enough to be asked to accompany someone there on the pre-public opening night all those years ago, and whenever I have the time I repeat that visit. It has never lost its attraction for me....More

Thank Clive A
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Fairfax House is a nice Georgian townhouse, well kept, and nicely presented. We were slightly disappointed at the actual size of the available rooms to visit, especially as we had expected bit more from the price of the entrance ticket. We had the feeling that...More

2  Thank gourmet_ou_gourmand
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This beautifully preserved Georgian town house is a must see whilst visiting York. My little girl loved doing the mouse trail and it really brought the house alive for her. All members of staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable, especially the lovely lady on reception...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Volunteer guides are very knowledgeable and keen to chat. Well maintained and interesting, having visited the Treasurers house beforehand

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This Georgian townhouse has been restored to a believable and atmospheric finish. The historic details in the period rooms are astonishing - and hidden treasure hunts will keep the little ones happy. The staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and I can't recommend this year's...More

Thank ellie865
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This house has an interesting history - the family story is very poignant. The guides are very approachable and welcoming. They are also very knowledgable. Definitely take the opportunity to ask questions! (We learnt a lot more than we would have had we remained silent.)...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 15 July 2017

As we had our young granddaughter with us we thought she wouldn't be interested in a Victorian house but it was raining and as we had the free passes decided to go in ,the house and the volunteers were very good and plenty for our...More

Thank ianHenham
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