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Fairfax House

Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
44-1904-655543
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Ranked #15 of 132 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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York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Walking around Fairfax house provided a wonderful insight into fine Georgian living! The furniture and paintings on display are really interesting. The enthusiasm and knowledge of the room guides is what makes Fairfax House a five star museum though. The facts and stories they told really bought the exhibits to life, and questions were welcomed. Admission is £5 for students,... More

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Regina, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a brilliant display of Georgian history of the upper classes. Well worth seeing with any timely displays, and a number of activities to engage in. easy to imagine being in the time period.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What can I say we stumbled across this place whilst on way to the Minster, beautiful house with very very knowledgeable guides they sure know there stuff and reasonable entrance fee

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San Francisco
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125 reviews 125 reviews
53 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The house is preserved as the last owner would have lived in it. It gives a good idea of how the gentry would have lived. I loved the fact that the people in the rooms giving explanations were all volunteers, it made it more special because it was more personalized. Questions were always happily answered.

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Fairfax House was a lovely surprise to us. The volunteers and staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. There are no loos in the house, but the house backs onto a shopping centre that has public loos. The ladies was clean but the gents apparently dreadful, so maybe you should go to a nearby coffee shop. The house is full of... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Lots of lovely furniture, clocks including a Tomkion and decor to check out. Well worth a visit, but it does not open on Monday's.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

this was a very nice house to vist guides were great lots to see andwould recommend do this as it was very good value

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I was not on a guided tour and enjoyed my journey through this beautiful house at my own pace. There are knowledgeable guides in each room who will tell you about it and answer any questions you may have. The furnishings and decor are wonderful. I particularly enjoyed the displays of Georgian costume and an insight into the daily lives... More

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was my favorite attraction in York. We visited on a Monday, when the house is open only for tours at eleven and two. We are so pleased we took the tour! My husband and I have visited a lot of Georgian houses and wouldn't normally take a tour, but would wander through on our own taking in the atmosphere... More

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Morpeth
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This property is truly worth a visit,but allow yourself enough time to take it all in! A number of visitors who were part of an organised tour whilst we were visiting were becoming quite irate with their guide that they weren't being allowed enough time in the property and there is so much to take in , it deserves to... More

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