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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 good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dance hall” (40 reviews)
“room guides” (44 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 40 reviews
"room guides"
in 44 reviews
"beautiful house"
in 49 reviews
"noel terry"
in 31 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 81 reviews
"york civic trust"
in 13 reviews
"georgian times"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful furniture"
in 10 reviews
"former glory"
in 11 reviews
"original furniture"
in 8 reviews
"decorated for christmas"
in 9 reviews
"volunteer guides"
in 10 reviews
"informative staff"
in 8 reviews
"guided tour"
in 27 reviews
"york pass"
in 20 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

The beauty of this house cannot be overstated. The room guides that talk and walk you through the history of this Georgian house are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. They provide all the information you could wish to know about the life of the Georgian family...More

Thank Andy S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited Fairfax house whilst on a visit to York Firstly the entrance free is not to expensive Its great to see the house restored to it's former glory The guides inside every room are full of information and are happy to help We were told...More

Thank Lee D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely to see this building presented in all its former glory. Pity that previous city planners were so naive and allowed the change of use, and then let a massive dept store be built behind it. Awful planning!

Thank Gavandi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the places always fancied a visit so after the refurb we paid a visit, £7.50 in (as usual a bit over priced but its York) not that many rooms to view maybe 6 but pleasant staff who brought them to life, an enjoyable...More

Thank wazza99
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited out of season during York Residents weekend. It’s brilliant that the house has been rescued from its previous use as a cinema and dance hall to reveal all its Georgian splendour. Great room hosts who help to bring to life how the Fairfax family...More

Thank Pastureslt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If 18th century Georgian houses are your thing, then a visit to Fairfax House at 27 Castlegate should definitely be on your itinerary. It has been exquisitely restored to its former grandeur. In 1761, Viscount Fairfax employed Yorkshire architect, John Carr ( of Harewood House...More

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited during the annual Residents Festival, so this attraction was very busy with us locals. This is a fascinating restoration of a building that went from a home, to a Cinema then with what remained restored to a representation of a Georgian Town house. Much...More

1  Thank thomas g
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

There are very few rooms on show here and, like all of York, is overpriced. However, some very good room staff are mines of information and bring the place to life. Well worth a visit.

Thank Gingerpumpkin
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Well worth paying to visit this house which has been beautifully restored after it had been used as a cinema, dance hall and then unused. What a treat to see how the Georgians lived. The house was brought to life with Christmas decorations (we went...More

Thank Sara D
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We have been to Fairfax House before but this was set up for Georgian Christmas, with very different ways of celebrating / eating. Very helpful and knowledgeable volunteers and really well set our rooms. Great time had on this repeat visit. Very well done.

Thank nickpayne82
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