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Fairfax House

Fairfax House

Details

PLEASE NOTE: Closed 24th-26th December. Closed from January until early February.

Fairfax House is one of the finest Georgian town house in England and a classical architectural masterpiece of its age. Originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax, its richly decorated interior was designed by York's most distinguished eighteenth-century architect, John Carr.

Extensively adapted in the twentieth century as a cinema and dance hall, Fairfax House was saved from decay and returned to its former glory by York Civic Trust in 1982-84.

Today, Fairfax House once more transports you to the splendour of city-living in Georgian York, the centre of polite society. The superb Noel Terry collection of furniture, clocks, paintings and decorative arts, described by Christie's as one of the finest private collections of the twentieth century, perfectly complements the house, bringing it to life and creating a special lived-in feeling.

With an exciting programme of special events and changing exhibitions, there is always a reason to visit Fairfax House.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopSpanish signs/guidesAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Opening details

Monday: Entrance by guided tour at 11:00 and 14:00. No bookings are required. Please just arrive 10 minutes before the start of the scheduled tour. Tours last approximately 1 hour.
Bank Holiday Mondays: The House is open as normal 10.:00 to 17:00 and there are no guided tours.
Tuesday: 10:00-17:00
Wednesday: 10:00-17:00
Thursday: 10:00-17:00
Friday: 10:00-17:00
Saturday: 10:00-17:00
Sunday: 11:00-16:00

Last admission is half an hour before the stated closing times.

Closed 24-26 December and all January.

Prices

Group Rate applies to groups of 10+: £4.50 (£3.50 concessions)
School Party of 10+ £1.25 per child (supervising adults free)

Groups must be booked in advance

Contact

Fairfax House

01904 655543

Address

Castlegate,
York,
YO1 9RN

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 604516  Lat: 53.95696 Long: -1.08100

Directions
Fairfax House is quickly and easily reached on foot and is within minutes of all of York's major attractions. It is located opposite Clifford's Tower and The Hilton, and is close to Jorvik Viking Centre, the Coppergate Centre and York Castle Museum.

By Road:
If coming by car take the A64 to York. Exit at the A19 junction for York & Selby. Follow the road into York. At the War Memorial turn right on to Tower Street. The Castle Car Park is directly behind Clifford's Tower.

By Public Transport:
The train services to York are extremely reliable.

On Foot:
Fairfax House is quickly and easily reached on foot and is within minutes of all of York's major attractions. It it located opposite Clifford's Tower and The Hilton, and is close to Jorvik Viking Centre, the Coppergate Centre and York Castle Museum. Look out for the green finger signposts to help direct you.

Park & Ride:
York is served by a Park & Ride Bus Service with stops at many convenient locations around York and close to Fairfax House. Visit www.yorkparkandride.co.uk to find your nearest stop.

Parking:
Centrally located in York, Fairfax House is within easy walking distance of any of the city’s attractions. We are easily accessible for visitors staying in York, Leeds, Harrogate or indeed any Yorkshire town. Coach drop-off can be made to the front of Fairfax House. Clifford’s Tower car-park is directly adjacent and offers an excellent parking option. Alternatively York’s Park & Ride bus service will drop visitors in the centre of York within a 5 minute walk of Fairfax House.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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