"Extremely helpful guides and a beautiful house" Fairfax House Tip by zadunajska8

Fairfax House, York: 12 reviews and 23 photos

  Fairfax House
by zadunajska8
  • Fairfax House - York
      Fairfax House
    by zadunajska8
  • Fairfax House - York
      Fairfax House
    by zadunajska8

The thing I remember most about my visit here (a few days ago) is how enthusiastic and helpful the staff (I think volunteers?) here were. In every room there was somebody who just seemed desperate to tell you as much as they possibly could about the house and the Fairfax family as well as the work done to restore the house. They realy did make a great difference as otherwise we would probably have left thinking it was ok but nothing special. Instead we left having had a thoroughly satisfying experience.

The house is a beautiful Georgian piece of art in itself. The ceilings are simply stunning. When you hear about what had been done to the house before the restoration works it seems amazing that this is still here to see at all. You do however have to remember that the furniture is not that which belonged to the Fairfax family when they lived here. It is authentic Georgian furniture and beautiful in its own right and has been put here to help recreate the idea of what the house would have been like, but not the stuff originally here.

If you are visiting Jorvik or the York Castle Museum this is a great place to add to your "to do" list.

Address: Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN
Phone: +00 44 (0)1904 655543
Website: http://www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 5, 2011
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