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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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Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 655543
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit to see an original Georgian house. The decorations were lavish and almost nouveau riche for the time we felt but that was interesting in itself.

Thank dennis_anthony
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited here recently for the first time. The entry price is reasonable at £7.50 each and there is lots to see in the house. Also there are knowledgeable staff in each room. If you’re in York, it’s well worth a visit.

Thank SLeeH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hosts in each room is a great idea and really allows you to gather lots of info and follow the story of the family. It's not a huge house so an hour or so is all that you need, but it's worth it to see...More

1  Thank Neil W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went yesterday and I’m not sure what I was expecting. They didn’t have an audio tour and I was kind of disappointed until I realized they had actual people in the rooms to talk to you. It is interesting that this huge and very...More

Thank txtfa001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A family member recommended our visiting Fairfax House while in York and armed with our York Pass, we stopped by. What a lovely surprise! The house is a beautiful restoration project that has been wonderfully completed. Despite the displays not being original to the house,...More

1  Thank flash407
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While wandering around York in the rain, wondering what to do, I came across Fairfax House. Never having been in it before, thought let's visit it! So glad we did. What an amazing place and so lucky to have survived the centuries and all the...More

1  Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit, plenty of history with lots of original features and stories to go with it

Thank janeweller2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited many times before but this was special. It was the first time we had ever been here when the site was peopled by costumed interpreters. Our first contact was with the doctor! We work with someone who covers this topic and we...More

Thank honeysrascal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As per my title, whilst this is a lovely house it's the room guides who really make this place. Each one is full of knowledge about Viscount Fairfax, his daughter and the excellent furniture collection inside, making it not 'just another old house.' In fact...More

Thank jelly1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could easily have passed this gem in a side street near Cliffords tower. Compact but crammed with beautiful furniture and it was easy to imagine life in the time. Well stocked kitchen with prepared food of the day, ornate dining room and comfortable bedrooms....More

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