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Fairfax House

Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 655543
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“room guides” (46 reviews)
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Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
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+44 1904 655543
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"georgian townhouse"
in 62 reviews
"dance hall"
in 42 reviews
"room guides"
in 46 reviews
"beautiful house"
in 51 reviews
"noel terry"
in 31 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 84 reviews
"york civic trust"
in 13 reviews
"georgian times"
in 10 reviews
"furniture collection"
in 8 reviews
"restored to its former glory"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful furniture"
in 10 reviews
"knowledgeable guides"
in 14 reviews
"decorated for christmas"
in 9 reviews
"ask questions"
in 9 reviews
"guided tour"
in 27 reviews
"york pass"
in 20 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed today

Worth a visit guides in every room to continue the story of the life of the Fairfax family friendly reception and guides Lockers to place your bags in allowing freedom to walk around the house

Thank CAROL H
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Reviewed yesterday

Similar to a number of reviews on here, we have to say that the most stand out part of our visit here was the really engaging tour guide (sadly I can't remember his name but he showed the late group around on the 21st May)....More

Thank Alex L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went on the Monday 11am guided tour led by Colin. It was delightful. Beautiful rooms, beautiful furniture and the guide was so well informed, he really brought it to light. A real insight into the past. Free lockers are provided for bags,if needed. The...More

1  Thank Maureen H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a house well worth a visit. Fascinating history and the volunteers are exceptionally helpful and informative. They engage in conversation and direct you to items you might otherwise miss.

Thank 628audreyb
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides were so informative and knowledgable, very helpful and obviously committed. The house was amazing with so many wonderful treasures, the dining room was so revealing with the huge amount of crockery and silver cutlery set in a symmetrical manner.

Thank Jeanette P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Connections with the Terry family are extant in the collection of clocks - chiming throughout my visit - and the gorgeous furniture that has been so very well cared for. The guides are really enthusiastic about their charge and love sharing their stories and tales...More

Thank Sally W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovingly restored Georgian townhouse, which also has a huge collection of furniture, clocks, and general nick nacks from the era courtesy of the Terry's Chocolate family. There's someone in each room who can tell you all about the history of the property and the pieces...More

Thank Blu B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the visit- but not really suitable for children. Only a small portion of the whole building is the museum. We missed the guided tours which are on specific days only, but there were cards in each room explaining what the items were. Very...More

Thank Ray R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If in York this is a must visit. Georgian furniture, beautiful ceilings, fascinating history of the Fairfax family . The fantastic guides bring this house to life Highly recommended.

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A return visit with our ticket purchased in December. A totally different experience in April from a house decked out with fabulous Christmas decor. We wandered through the house again to savour the ambience of it. Beautiful. An exhibition on the top floor of Ginley...More

Thank ellenalexandria s
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