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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
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Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 655543
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

We loved this museum. We stumbled across it walking around York. It is welcoming and the staff are Informative and full of information about the Fairfax family. A great find.

Thank SaraA_9
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Excellently well preserved house very knowledgeable guides who informed you of the history of the house, and not very big. superb decor.

Thank eeyore320
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is lauded as the finest Georgian Town House in the UK. Behind it is a sad, yet moving story of Lord Fairfax and his daughter Ann. The other fascinating back story is the saving and restoration of the house in the 1980s bringing it...More

Thank Dinglefoot
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Fairfax House is home to one the finest private collections of 17th and 18th century furniture and clocks outside of London.

Thank WayneDunlap
Reviewed 10 July 2016

A fascinating Georgian Town House, well worth a visit, the guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Decided to have a look round Fairfax House after seeing a leaflet in our guest house and reading about it, and it was well worth the visit. In each of the rooms there were knowledgeable ladies to explain the story behind the incredible work that...More

Thank JosephineParrish
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We enjoyed visiting here - it has been beautifully restored. The staff are very sweet and informative - particularly the young girl on the ground floor and the two older ladies upstairs, though the older guy in the red room was a bit annoying ('interlocking...More

Thank Operafan2
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Very interesting Georgian House with restored rooms furnished to a high standard This must have been so impressive in its heyday Worth a Visit

Reviewed 7 July 2016

Really enjoyed my visit. Found it all very interesting. The guides in each of the rooms were all very informative and friendly.

Thank MrsRobinsonPrestonUK
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We found the staff to be so knowledgable about the history of the Fairfax family and all the furniture.It made it so much more interesting.Beautifully laid out as though someone still living there.

Thank Davelowcock
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