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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dance hall” (42 reviews)
“room guides” (46 reviews)
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Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
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+44 1904 655543
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"georgian townhouse"
in 62 reviews
"dance hall"
in 42 reviews
"room guides"
in 46 reviews
"beautiful house"
in 51 reviews
"noel terry"
in 31 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 84 reviews
"york civic trust"
in 13 reviews
"georgian times"
in 10 reviews
"furniture collection"
in 8 reviews
"restored to its former glory"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful furniture"
in 10 reviews
"knowledgeable guides"
in 14 reviews
"decorated for christmas"
in 9 reviews
"ask questions"
in 9 reviews
"guided tour"
in 27 reviews
"york pass"
in 20 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very friendly helpful staff make this house more enjoyable.House is well kept with very knowledgeable room guides.Georgian living at a real home.

Thank quadrant2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit from the Art Deco cinema entrance onwards. It is like a compact stately home with beautiful furnishings; the ceilings are incredible. The stewards were so knowledgeable and friendly. Overall, we were given a very good idea of what life would have...More

Thank laray98
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited York several times and cannot believe we have not previously visited this wonderful Georgian townhouse. The house itself is enchanting and an opportunity to step back in time. There is also a fascinating Grinling Gibbons exhibition on at the moment for which...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing house very interesting and staff certainly know their stuff. We found them very helpful and you could ask any questions and you were give full and interesting information We would recommend the house for a visit

Thank AngelaM1952
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pure chance we went in here but a volunteer told us about it. Lovely Georgian rooms much as they would have been and enthusiastic volunteers to tell you more facts

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house was built with garden down to river however they have now gone but the design and craftsmanship is excellent and very well presented, the guides are very knowledgeable and give you all the info you need when asked. It’s quite a sad story...More

1  Thank EAN44
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could walk past this building & not know it was there.The guides provide excellant information on how the people lived there & the full history of the building. It reminded me of how I served my apprenticeship working for the so called gentry of...More

1  Thank Norman C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic example of an affluent Georgian house. All of the rooms have been restored to exactly how they would have been in Georgian times, this is really impressive because in the early to mid 1900's the building was converted into a cinema and then...More

1  Thank sgill754
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

One of the nicest houses I think I’ve been round, thanks to the well preserved décor, incredible furniture collection, and a consistently good set of volunteer guides who made it a fascinating visit. It took us around 1.5 to 2 hours to go around as...More

Thank Adam T
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We enjoyed the tour of the house very much. The house was well furnished with period pieces. The stories of the family members who inhabited the house were fascinating. The guides seemed knowledgeable and eager to answer questions. Fairfax House was worth a look. It...More

Thank Stephanie P
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