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Fairfax House

Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
44-1904-655543
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Ranked #13 of 131 attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a Georgian house beautifully preserved and containing furniture donated by the late Noel Terry of the famous chocolate family. Well worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This beautifuly restored georgian house is well worth a visit when you are in York and to think it could have been lost forever had it not been saved by the York Civic Trust. Please go, you won't regret it, it is stunning!!!

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

A Georgian Town House which fell on bad times, and was used as a Dance Hall and then a Cinema, both of which did no favours to it. Then it was bought by the Terry Family and re-converted to its original state - not the original furniture sadly, but nevertheless some imported by Terry of the appropriate period. The decorative... More

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Angouleme, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

If you are interested in seeing & appreciate a well to do Georgian's house, exactly as it was, complete with all the genuine furniture normally only seen on Antiques Roadshow, this is a must do. Very knowledgeable staff. Not for children

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is a fully restored Georgian Town House - definitely a home for the cream of society. Compare this to No 1, Royal Crescent in Bath. The furniture is of the highest standards that befits such a magnificent house, but be aware that the furniture is mainly contemporaneous and not the original furnishings of the house. The high point (literally)... More

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Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Wonderful tour and history lesson. Well worth the time and takes less than an hour and little or no expense.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have visited this Georgian townhouse three times in the past few years because I love the rooms and the way they are laid out. Everything is the finest of its day, having been refurnished with much of the Terry's chocolate family fine furniture. This place is worth the entry fee if you have never been inside a Georgian townhouse... More

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I have been to York several times and never been here before, but i would recomend it to anyone. It is well worth a visit.

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herts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a fabulous Georgian townhouse full of mostly Georgian furniture and is very special. It was £6.50 entrance for an adult which is valid for a year. The house itself is really wonderful but the guides absolutely bring the place to life. There is a guide in most of the rooms who know so much about the Fairfax family... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Interesting but nothing special. The people working there were very friendly and knowledgeable though

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