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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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A little gem

A bargain at £6 per adult, this is a delightful town house in the heart of York. The furniture and clock collection is fantastic and the guides are very knowledgable about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A bargain at £6 per adult, this is a delightful town house in the heart of York. The furniture and clock collection is fantastic and the guides are very knowledgable about the family and restoration work. Seek it out - it's lovely

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Having just bought a nine-bedroom house built in 1769 then it seemed wholly appropriate to have a look round this splendid example of a Georgian house. Each room had knowledgeable staff & helpers who imparted their immense knowledge to the many visitors and it was very interesting talking to them about our house &the various plans we have for it... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very interesting house - great way to show off all the furniture and clocks. The people working inside were all very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about it's history.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Worth a visit to see this restored house and hear the history of the house and occupants. Each room had a person who could explain all about the rooms adding an insight into what the house was originally like.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Well worth a visit, plenty of rooms and items to look at, and knowledgeable volunteers who are around if you have questions, or can take you on a tour if you go at the right time. Your ticket also lasts a year so it's excellent value if you live in the area, and can visit several times. It's a really... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the perfect place for family visits, largely due to the guides in each room who are full of information and make its history accessible to younger visitors. I wished I had a bit longer to spend there as even though it is not large, there are many items of interest in each room as well as the building... More 

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Arlington, Va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

York has a bit of everything for everyone, including the Fairfax House. Built in the mid 1700s and later restored to a museum it has Georgian furniture and gives a glimpse of what life was like in the 1800s. Admission, terrific docents and near Viking Center and Cliffords Tower.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Near the Jorvik Centre, this house has been restored beautifully. Its not vast so it doesn't take long to go around but has lot of interesting furniture. The staff were so friendly and informative too.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

small but refined town house. HHA members free. well informed guides who offer their information rather than insist you listen - the guides clearly love thier job which makes the visit all the more enjoyable

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The docents here are very informative and friendly, they made the lovely house come alive. It is well preserved and light and airy.

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