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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to visit and see how the rich lived and learn the history of the house. My favourite room was the kitchen.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Karen W
Reviewed 6 days ago

A very interesting insight into the Georgian period. Well presented and very knowledgeable guides. Recommend it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stuarton
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a true mid Georgian property full of furniture of the time, the guides are really helpful and full of information, the only down side is the cost to go in 7.50 to look in 6 rooms this was not worth the admission cost....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited between Christmas and new year and the stunning decorations were still on display. The information to read related to a Georgian Christmas and the volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable. My daughter enjoyed doing the challenges about the cocks and the mice

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank U281BLlees
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going round Fairfax House, with its glorious collection of C18th furniture and artefacts collected by chocolate’s Mr Terry. Volunteers stewarding the rooms are very knowledgeable and talk about the house, its history and that of the family, which is very interesting. It’s a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank B F
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Went here on a day out last year and loved it. This is a glorious old building that has some lovely old rooms that are as far as i am aware kept in the manner they were build in during the Georgian period. The furniture,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

We have previously visited Fairfax House when it has been traditionally dressed for Christmas, but on this occasion, we were particularly impressed with the knowledge and helpfulness of the room guides, who clearly love the house and love sharing their knowledge with the visitors.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie A
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

After living in York for years we have overlooked here thinking, it looks small so won't even try. How wrong could we be, the staff on entering were so welcoming and informative and explained in detail about a special hunt for my 10 year old.the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stacey M
Reviewed December 29, 2018

This house was a very nice surprise and is definitely for those who want a small window into the past. For those who have been to the large summer rural estates such as Chatsworth House this is the other half of the year a nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JThrym
Reviewed December 21, 2018

When I visited in November, the staff were happy and enthusiastic explaining the fascinating history of Fairfax. They clearly had a passion. I would highly recommend visiting fairfax.

Date of experience: November 2018
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