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“step back in time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fairfax House

Fairfax House
Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
44-1904-655543
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Ranked #15 of 132 attractions in York
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
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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.
York, United Kingdom
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215 reviews 215 reviews
109 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
“step back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

oh what a wondeful house like entering another world a most amazing collection of georgian furniture and so so well preserved you are transported back in time

Visited June 2012
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Nice town house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Nice town house and not over the top inside. Staff were knowledgeable with guides in most rooms more than willing to answer any questions. Thought £6 entrance was a little over the top, so if it can be visited on the York Pass, do it that way.
Worth a look.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent room guides”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Two friends and I spent an interesting two hours in Fairfax House, we really enjoyed the information conveyed by the guides who were not overwhelming in their need to tell us every thing they could remember but were full of knowledge and could tell us enough to give us a sense of what we were looking at in a clear manner. The gentleman in the first room was especially good, a great greeter and I agreed with him about the piece of furniture by the staircase - beautiful.

Visited May 2012
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Heswall, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Georgian revelry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Brilliant. One of the finest examples of period residences! Not only that but also a fine example of how to run a museum. The guided tour was most enjoyable, highly informative and entertaining. A great pleasure. Will bring back more family and friends and my ticket lasts a whole year!

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“see living place closely.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

each room has guide, they going to explain all of interesting stuff in the room with professional knowledge. something behind story of the build is fun.

Visited June 2012
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