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“Great volunteers showed us round, well worth seeing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fairfax House

Fairfax House
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US$ 48.45*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #14 of 200 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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.
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great volunteers showed us round, well worth seeing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

My sister and I just visited the house and were very pleased we did. The staff really went out thier way to give us the history. A must see for those who like to go back in time and picture how life used to be. A beautiful restoration, well done york civic trust.

Visited February 2012
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Wellington, Shropshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“You must visit this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

This is a privately run museum/house, housing the largest collection of Georgian furniture in Europe. It was fascinating and the house was shown via a guided tour, lasting around an hour. Its been restored to its former glory, being a dance hall in one of its many guises. I'm glad they have kept one of York's more unique properties. Well worth a visit.

Visited November 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

This was great, it was just a real shame that they don't allow you to take photos

Visited September 2011
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York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“educational”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

a real insight to days gone by. beautiful decor and furniture. we were shown round by a very informative guide. a good few hours spent.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Gorgeous house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

A very good example of an upper class town house. Beautifully decorated with knowledgeable staff, it provides interesting insight into the life of the richer families of York in the past.

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