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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 1 week ago

This is a really lovely historic house. It has been lovingly restored and you could see how it would have looked in its glory days. Beautiful furniture and and the architecture is great. It is for lovers of buildings but other visitors would also appreciate...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautifully restored Georgian townhouse is a must-do for history lovers visiting York. Not only is the house beautiful and so well maintained, but the guides inside are the most knowledgable I have encountered in the UK in any museum. They can answer all the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amber E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this lovely house today. The room hosts were pleasant and knowledgeable. The property was saved for the city by the Civic Trust. Although the house is lovely, especially decked out for Christmas, I am not sure that there is enough to see to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank julierD2635MF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is indeed the finest Georgian townhouse in England but what made the visit was the quality of the guides. One in each room and all with different stories and information (one was even in Georgian dress!). They were all so interesting and made it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AHES
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sauntered past Fairfax House then decided to go in. How glad we were that we did. It's a fascinating place and the staff are not only knowledgeable but lovely people. A great time, thank you.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pat H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love going to see these restored old townhouses and Fairfax House exceeded what we thought it would be. A truly amazing tour around this beautiful building with ornate ceiling and the vast collection of furniture. An added bonus were the tour guides in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matt B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good Georgian house museum, but this housed a cinema entrance and auditorium 1931-65. In the name of 'restoration' the delightful cinema interior was destroyed by philistine and only the entrance has survived Like The cinema in Richmond on Thames cut into an.original Georgian House ,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This furnished house is near Fenwicks in central York. It is not a huge house. The guides know their stuff. Some of the plasterwork ceilings are very well done. A lot of the furniture came from the Terry chocolate family. It is best to ask...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank William C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exterior of this house is indeed very fine, but it gives you little impression of the wonders inside. The plasterwork of the ceilings is extraordinary and wonderful, with the deeply coffered celing in the drawing room a highlight. And Noel Terry's collection of 18c...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mick J
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We are members of HHA so our visit was free. Lovely Georgian house in the middle of York. So quiet and relaxing after the busy city. Guides very informative highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
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