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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 18, 2016

This beautiful 18th century house is situated within the city centre. It has been beautifully restored and the architecture is wonderful. There are some lovely paintings and furniture on display and clocks in all shapes and sizes. There was a volunteer in each room of...More

30  Thank Sandygranny
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 1, 2011

We have been touring Georgian houses around GB and have to rate the experience at Fairfax House not worth your money or hassle. There's load more to do in York. Went on Monday because I wanted to take advantage of the guided tour. Not a...More

5  Thank RatherTravel00
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We love going to see these restored old townhouses and Fairfax House exceeded what we thought it would be. A truly amazing tour around this beautiful building with ornate ceiling and the vast collection of furniture. An added bonus were the tour guides in the...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good Georgian house museum, but this housed a cinema entrance and auditorium 1931-65. In the name of 'restoration' the delightful cinema interior was destroyed by philistine and only the entrance has survived Like The cinema in Richmond on Thames cut into an.original Georgian House ,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This furnished house is near Fenwicks in central York. It is not a huge house. The guides know their stuff. Some of the plasterwork ceilings are very well done. A lot of the furniture came from the Terry chocolate family. It is best to ask...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exterior of this house is indeed very fine, but it gives you little impression of the wonders inside. The plasterwork of the ceilings is extraordinary and wonderful, with the deeply coffered celing in the drawing room a highlight. And Noel Terry's collection of 18c...More

Thank Mick J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are members of HHA so our visit was free. Lovely Georgian house in the middle of York. So quiet and relaxing after the busy city. Guides very informative highly recommend.

Thank Cookiescot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gorgeous Georgian house! Beautiful furniture and furnishings, it's so interesting. The friendly and extremely knowledgeable guides bring it all to life and make this place a must when visiting York. We came across it almost by accident and were delighted we did.

Thank jawfolkestone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love visiting old houses, you’ll love this one. Well decorated/restored rooms and the guides had lots of little stories and facts to share. Not so much fun for kids, but great for adults.

Thank Judith E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the house this week during a short family break. We visit York at least once a year for a few nights stay. We have visited most attractions during previous visits. We passed the house and decided to go in, the party consisted of...More

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well restored and presented, nicely knowledgeable staff. Beautifully furnished, good collection of period furniture and clocks all in working order. Good choice of gifts, cards etc.

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well done Georgina townhouse. The furnishings are not the original - the very well informed volunteer guides will explain the story if you ask, but they have done a great job of restoring and recreating what it would have looked like. Spend the time...More

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