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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 good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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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 30 November 2016

Beautiful rooms on the theme of the Fairfax family, so lots of history and context. Fun exotica to erotica exhibition

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

A journey back in time and well worth spending a few hours or more. Staff extremely knowledgeable. Car parking close by.

Thank ettyspagetti
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

If you really want to know what it was like during the Georgian time period in York, take a tour of the Fairfax House. It is enjoyable and very informative and will get you out of the heat or cold in a beautiful place to...More

Thank Ray J
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Amazingly preserved Georgian town house enhanced by appropriate furniture and clocks of the period and at present decorated for Christmas with period decorations. Guides in each room very knowledgeable. House was previously a dance hall/cinema and changed back to original by York Civic Trust in...More

Thank Anne Snowdenham
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Of all the places we visited during our 3 night break in York, this was our favourite. The history of the house and the way it has been restored is just fascinating and the staff obviously love being there as much as the visitors. A...More

Thank Jane13
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Feels like you are visiting someone's house in a bygone era, the house and it's displays have that ready to sit down and just live here feel which sets it apart from other museums and creates an intimate warmth to the place, unfortunately you cannot...More

Thank Thornheart
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

A lovely way to spend a morning. The house is a restored Georgian townhouse which provided an interesting insight into life in the period, enhanced by furniture from the collection of Noel Terry( the chocolate magnate behind Terry's of York), The room guides were fantastic...More

Thank TheHatters2011
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

As we use to say in the thirties '' this is different gravy'' A house with a chequered history, returned to its former glory by the Civic Trust and a bequest of furniture and clocks from Noel Terry (Terry's chocolate) While it is not a...More

Thank AntonioMacaronio3101
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I love looking at homes from the past and this is a must see. Guides in each room have a wealth of knowledge to share with you about the former owners and what would have happened in each of the rooms. There is an extra...More

Thank Sandimay
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

The house is not very large but has an interesting history. We found the house easily and it was in a good central location. The staff were very friendly and informative. We were approached in every room and happily chatted to us about various items...More

Thank hayley1980
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