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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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