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Fairfax House

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Address: Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-655543
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Step back in time when you visit this 18th-century town house, one of the...

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 warm welcome

We received a very warm welcome from the member of staff on the entrance, and were the first visitors in after the winter closure for cleaning. In each room we went into there was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
simon B
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Leeds, United Kingdom

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We received a very warm welcome from the member of staff on the entrance, and were the first visitors in after the winter closure for cleaning. In each room we went into there was a very knowledgeable guide, who spent time walking around the room with us, giving us facts and information about the history of the furniture and family... More 

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Hertfordshire England
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113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We popped into Fairfax house when we came across it in a back street. Beautifully maintained and best of all lots of enthusiasts on hand to chat to. I think you can visit more than once with your ticket.

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Thank Lesley W
nashville, tennessee
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairfax House is a must visit if you are interested in Georgian interiors and furniture. The house has been restored using original colors and contains one of the best small collections of Georgian furniture in the UK - all presented in an intimate setting. We found the guides (especially Helen Hale) to be unusually well-informed and interested in sharing their... More 

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Thank miscellaneous
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have a closer look at the house and every single details of it, you'll see the lively history of lifestyle, luxury, art and leisure. Staff (the guide) all worked here for at least 5 years and they can help with your knowledge

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Thank Bik B
Longridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating house if you are interested in learning about the social history of a typical Georgian household. The guides are cery informative and the furniture and décor are gorgeous.

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Thank Ellen R
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

See how the Georgian lived. The guides are brilliant - full of information on how folk lived - why were the beds so high? Guides will tell you.

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Thank Ian B
Bologna, Italy
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Small house but extremely friendly staff. If you are into period furniture it's a gem.At National Trust level.

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Thank Francesco53
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A gem of a house, beautifully furnished and with very knowledgeable staff. If you have not visited before, a must.

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Thank Clive M
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We went to Fairfax House on Monday when they were only giving tours instead of you looking around by yourself. I highly recommend going on the tour. You don't pay extra, and our guide was extremely well informed about the house, not just when the original owners were there but also for years after this, when furniture was provided by... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

VERY disappointed with my visit here. The receptionist was curt and seemed to hate her job. She absolutely forced us to sign our tickets, even though we have no intention of ever coming back and she gave us no orientation whatsoever, which made us feel most unwelcome. The Christmas decorations are old and tired and not all the rooms are... More 

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