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Address: Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-655543
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Description: 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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Beautiful house. Everyone there was lovely telling us about the history. The furniture is beautiful. Just a wonderful place to visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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St. Neots, United Kingdom

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Beautiful house. Everyone there was lovely telling us about the history. The furniture is beautiful. Just a wonderful place to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

amazing reconstructed house of Georgian furniture then visit the antique shop above 46 Piccadilly above Pine and Oak Interiors

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Enthusiastic guides will explain every room and painting and any items. The house has had a busy history! The ceilings are worth a look in particular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Fairfax house is a beautiful Georgian city house with immaculate rooms filled with elegant furniture, silverware etc donated by a member of the Terry's family. Absolute joy to walk aroudn this house with surprise after surprise. Gift shop has some very nice items in, does not feel at all touristy. Only negative comment would be that no photography is allowed.

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This visit was made more interesting as the original owner was the same Fairfax for whom Fairfax County in Virginia, USA is named. The only drawback to our visit was that we were not permitted to take photos.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Well worth the money especially for the older children to see how people lived many years ago,.people in York don't know how lucky the are to have all this history on their doorstep

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fairfax House is gorgeous, and were I purely rating the house it would be 5/5. We have visited before and the staff in the rooms were friendly and knowledgeable; keen to answer questions. This visit we were hounded room to room by one chap who would not stop talking at us; it was bordering on aggressive. We like to walk... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Staff is knowledgeable, answered all my queries, the house itself is nice and posh as well, but the story behind (or how they put forth the exhibition) is somewhat boring and did not engage me that much. Skippable, worth visiting only when it's free.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This beautiful house is well worth a visit. Doesn't take long to do, but would be a shame to miss it. All done out like one would imagine it as back in the day. Beautiful décor, stunning furniture and very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of our group uses a walking frame and is babble to manage more than a few stairs. We were disappointed on our arrival to find there is no disabled access.

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Address: Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-655543
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York

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