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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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This is a very interesting Georgian House in the Centre of York. It has been lovingly restored and is well worth a visit. There are plenty of very helpful guides dotted around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting Georgian House in the Centre of York. It has been lovingly restored and is well worth a visit. There are plenty of very helpful guides dotted around to give you information on the history and are happy to answer any questions. Maybe not a suitable place for small children. We spent an enjoyable few hours... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very welcoming & informative - staff on hand to fill in all the details as you go around - however they respect your privacy if you don't want to chat! The details in the architecture & furniture are amazing, particularly the ceilings. It's only a small house so doesn't take long to go around but it 'packs a punch'. It... More 

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Worcester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A very quick visit just before leaving York. Excellent guides. Would go back again and take longer so we could appreciate all the house has to offer

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Beautiful setting, but if you're not happy to get all your info from guides on the spot then it's not for you. I actually like this sort of thing and have no problem chatting to strangers so enjoyed this novel way of finding out info about each room, and actually found that I retained the info and engaged a lot... More 

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york england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very close to the city centre and a fascinating place to visit. Looks a bit 'dour' from the outside - don't be put off.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I like the plasterwork the furniture. The guide was well informed and and very interested in passing their knowledge on.

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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