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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 5 days ago via mobile

This is a really lovely house that has been restored back to its former glory after years of being used as a dance school. It doesn't take too long to wander around, and there are plenty of very knowledgeable staff around who are only too...More

Thank Jose702013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My cousin and I stumbled across the Fairfax house and we are so glad we did! Each volunteer was so informative and full of so much knowledge of the house itself and of York. Definitely one of my favorite things we did here and highly...More

Thank Casey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit (free to HHA members); the ceilings are of particular note. Informative room staff.

Thank TWNls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At last we have paid a visit. It was well worth it. No wounder so many of the wealthy found themselves bankrupt living like they did. This is such a truly a place on the must do list when visiting York. It is staffed by...More

Thank pieoutlaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As has been said before by previous reviewers, the administrators of Fairfax House should be proud of and, more importantly, cherish their band of extremely knowledgeable voulunteer room stewards. They made for a highly enjoyable visit. Noel Terry's furniture collection sits very well in this...More

Thank NotaBene07
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 September 11, 2018

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 September 5, 2018

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 September 4, 2018 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

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