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  • Address: Castlegate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9RN, England
  • Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12:30pm-4pm. Mondays guided tours 11am-2pm
  • Admission: Adult: £6; Senior/Student: £5

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Fairfax House Tours

Regarded as one of England’s most impressive Georgian town houses, Fairfax House dates back to 1762 and takes its name from Charles Gregory, the 9th Viscount Fairfax of Emley, who acquired the property in 1759. After a short-lived incarnation as a gentlemen’s club and cinema, Fairfax House was bought and renovated by the York Civic Trust, reopening in 1984 as a house museum, showcasing a fine collection of period furnishings and antiques.

Today, the museum displays the Noel Terry Collection of Georgian furniture, but it’s the painstakingly restored interiors that earn the most acclaim. Designed by Yorkshire architect John Carr, the house is a masterpiece of Georgian style, adorned with elaborate wrought ironwork, intricate woodcarvings and striking stucco ceilings. Highlights include the exquisite Great Staircase, the grand Venetian Window, furnishings including one of the houses’ original four-poster beds and a selection of 18th Century paintings.

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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, York, null
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Enjoy free entry to 30 top York attractions with the York Pass, a flexible sightseeing pass that allows you to visit the sites that interest you most. Entrance ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $53.97
York Walking Tour including York Minster, York, Sightseeing & City Passes
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York Walking Tour including York Minster

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This 2-hour walking tour provides you with fantastic insights into the most historic and world famous sites in York. Starting with Romans you will explore the ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.26

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