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Fairfax House
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US$49.73*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #15 of 202 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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.
Wellington, Shropshire
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192 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“You must visit this place”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

This is a privately run museum/house, housing the largest collection of Georgian furniture in Europe. It was fascinating and the house was shown via a guided tour, lasting around an hour. Its been restored to its former glory, being a dance hall in one of its many guises. I'm glad they have kept one of York's more unique properties. Well worth a visit.

Visited November 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great House”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

This was great, it was just a real shame that they don't allow you to take photos

Visited September 2011
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York, United Kingdom
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“educational”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

a real insight to days gone by. beautiful decor and furniture. we were shown round by a very informative guide. a good few hours spent.

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York, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Gorgeous house”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

A very good example of an upper class town house. Beautifully decorated with knowledgeable staff, it provides interesting insight into the life of the richer families of York in the past.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Beautifully Refurbished”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

I liked the way in which one can walk around the house and feel as if it is still lived in - most especially referring to the kitchen which even features hares hanging from the ceiling! I also appreciated the various volunteers who were ready to help us with interesting details about the house, even though we had not bought the official guide.

Visited August 2011
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