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Fairfax House

Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
44-1904-655543
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Ranked #16 of 133 Attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Rawcliffe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We have been here before but we visited Fairfax House again to have the guided tour. Lasting about one and a quarter hours we were led through the building in a small group of around twenty people by a truly excellent guide. We learnt about the owners over the centuries and the way that the building had been used, and... More

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carlisle
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful tour of the house by a wonderful tour guide who give a 5 star commentary.Well worth a look if you are interested in old buildings and nice furniture.

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Keith, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Came across this whilst out walking, and had York pass which gave you free entry. Lovely restored house, didn't know the history of it but the friendly and informed guides made it really interesting. Well worth a visit

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florida
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338 reviews 338 reviews
137 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a Georgian house that has been beautifully restored. We went on a Monday when they have docent led tours. Our tour guide was excellent and the house is a must to see while in York

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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

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
33 helpful votes 33 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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