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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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were nearby when we spotted Mansion House, the name being familiar, I quickly checked my phone and saw they accepted York Passes so in we went for a quick visit. Greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff member, we soon started exploring. If...More

Thank Herta F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the age old dilemma. To have a guide or not? Whilst enjoying a visit to a house of this nature, it's perfectly true that one goes round without a real clue in terms of what you are seeing and you are simply left with...More

1  Thank AndrewJMS
Reviewed 26 May 2018

This building is a very old mansion beautifully maintained.It was built as The Lord Mayors residence between 1725-1732. Its still used as the Lord Mayors residence while in office. Even if you have no time to visit the inside, seeing it from out too is...More

Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Having visited a mediaeval House (Barley Hall) the day before, this was a good contrast to see a grand house from the 18th century, still used by today's Lord Mayors of York. Get the audio guide, which uses a variety of 'voices' to tell the...More

Thank quiller003
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is where the Lord Mayor has for years provided civic entertainment to guests. The house reflects the formality of that. It is fascinating to wander down the stairs into the kitchen and pantries to see how things would at one time have been managed....More

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed this visit beauty & grandeur an impressive Georgian house. The audio guide is Good. York is an impressive city.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 3 May 2018

I have to say I think they've tried hard with this place, as I know it was only recently given an overhaul, but they've sadly missed the mark. It's interesting but could be a lot more informative and I think children in particular would be...More

1  Thank LaStorione
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

It's a quick visit. You couldn't take much more than half an hour in the building.the price should reflect that. Wouldn't recommend bothering . It's nice from the street so that would do.

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I thought it was a bit expensive for what you saw, but your a visitor you can't expect much else. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank John H
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Never saw inside this building before. Beautiful. Very well presented. Good audio guide. Really liked the cooking activity in the kitchen.

Thank Murphyandjazz
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