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Fairfax House

Address: Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-655543
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$57*
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The York Pass
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Ranked #18 of 214 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Art museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Step back in time when you visit this 18th-century town house, one of...
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Type: Historic sites, Art museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting visit for anybody who likes history and architecture and design. The rooms are set up as they would originally have been centuries ago, this is one of the oldest and well preserved georgian mansions in the UK so is well worth viewing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful but not an ideal place to go with young children. I enjoyed seeing the grand home and there was a nice gift shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Fairfax House and applaud the people who took the initiative to acquire and restore it. The kitchen is well done ; but were was it before ? No one knew. It is a huge exaggeration to claim that it is even among the first rank of Georgian Houses. It is bananas to have audiio guides... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A fabulously restored town house well maintained and supported by the York Civic Trust. The lady guides in each room add greatly to the experience of the visit - very knowledgable and interesting.

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Norwich
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Wow! It's amazing to see what this building has been through, and amazing that they've managed to get it back to it's original state! The volunteers were really welcoming and spent ages telling us interesting things about the house. Well worth a visit if you find that period interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I loved this house. So tasteful. Peaceful. Loved looking at the intricate ceilings, the silver cutlery, beautiful furniture, adorable wallpaper, cared for working clocks, and much more. Helpful knowledgeable staff at hand. Hubbie and kids went to Jorvik but this is what I wanted to do, so went by myself which probably helped the 5/5 rating!) A very pleasant hour.

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Durham
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited here with my partner for my birthday weekend in York, and the people who work here were very friendly and informative. The house is steeped in history with plenty of artifacts and lots of paintings, it gives you a feel of being back in time. Each room has a guide in it to tell you what the rooms were... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

A fascinating house with a well-presented collection of furniture and paintings. Knowledgable voluntary guides are a real asset so ask them questions. Well worth a visit.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A lovely house, really brought to life by the wonderful guides in each room who were so willing to share their stories, knowledge and enthusiasm.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

very interesting visit. The house is lovely inside and nice and central to get to. There are a few nice things to buy in the shop and our guide was very good

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