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Fairfax House

Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
44-1904-655543
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Ranked #15 of 133 Attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, 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... more » 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. « less
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Monday when only guided tours were on offer. We decided to wait until the tour started. I through toy enjoyed the visit and found the guide very interesting with a wealth of interesting stories all backed up with knowledge of papers found and history seen. The visit lasted over an hour. Unfortunately it was rather long... More

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Malton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

In the middle of York, so very handy for day trippers. Fairfax house is full of Noel Terry's antique furniture, clocks and paintings. Each room set out to give you an idea of what life would have been like in Viscount Fairfax's time. There are plenty of knowledgeable guides to ask questions of, giving you a good insight of this... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The house located not far from the Clifford tower.. This house was huge and pretty.. Unfortunately only few rooms that the visitors can see, so i could only spend 15minutes-ish to finish the whole house tour...

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cambridgeshire
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This house was very interesting, the guides were very knowledgeable. A very checkered past but well put together.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A lovely building with really friendly and knowledgeable staff and a great collection of furniture. Right in the centre of the city and easy to get to! Go and see it and soak up some regency splendour!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We hadn't planned to visit but very glad we did- just took a chance on visiting as something to pass twenty minutes and ended up being well over an hour (in a good way). The house isn't too big that you would feel kids would be bored trawling through rooms, it really is a great house to visit. I must... More

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Cheshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Enjoyable visit, guides very informative. Not suitable for younger children .... I feel they would bore easily.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited Fairfax House and as we arrived we were told that a tour had just started and we would have to visit the house the wrong way round. At no point were we offered a tour ourselves or no suggestion that we could come back a little later and do a tour. As a result we did not get the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a stunning Georgian house in the centre of York. The interior is as grand as the exterior - make sure to have a look at the beautiful stuccoed ceilings. There are guides in every room that do their best to talk to everyone and give them info about each room and the background of the house in particular... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I always enjoy looking around places like this but I was disappointed by the lack of info in each room, there was nothing explaining about each room, there was an audio guide but only for non English speaking visitors. There were tour guides in each room but we often walked in whilst they were half way through talking to other... More

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