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Address: Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 655543
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Step back in time when you visit this 18th-century town house, one of the...

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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A hidden gem

If you like history and the Georgian period - don't miss this. A good selection of rooms, beautifully laid out as in Georgian times and decorated for Christmas - lovely

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like history and the Georgian period - don't miss this. A good selection of rooms, beautifully laid out as in Georgian times and decorated for Christmas - lovely

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here at the weekend, stunning period house, each room has a guide all of who are extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Well worth a visit.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to know how generations before us lived in style this is a must see! You won't be disappointed!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful rooms on the theme of the Fairfax family, so lots of history and context. Fun exotica to erotica exhibition

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A journey back in time and well worth spending a few hours or more. Staff extremely knowledgeable. Car parking close by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you really want to know what it was like during the Georgian time period in York, take a tour of the Fairfax House. It is enjoyable and very informative and will get you out of the heat or cold in a beautiful place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazingly preserved Georgian town house enhanced by appropriate furniture and clocks of the period and at present decorated for Christmas with period decorations. Guides in each room very knowledgeable. House was previously a dance hall/cinema and changed back to original by York Civic Trust in 1984

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all the places we visited during our 3 night break in York, this was our favourite. The history of the house and the way it has been restored is just fascinating and the staff obviously love being there as much as the visitors. A bonus is that there are lockers for coats etc so you can really relax and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feels like you are visiting someone's house in a bygone era, the house and it's displays have that ready to sit down and just live here feel which sets it apart from other museums and creates an intimate warmth to the place, unfortunately you cannot take photographs which I was disappointed with bur I do understand why, they also provide... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely way to spend a morning. The house is a restored Georgian townhouse which provided an interesting insight into life in the period, enhanced by furniture from the collection of Noel Terry( the chocolate magnate behind Terry's of York), The room guides were fantastic and provided engaging and interesting historical background to the house and its occupants.A small but... More 

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