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Fairfax House

The finest Georgian townhouse in England.
Location: Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN
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One of the finest Georgian townhouses in England, Fairfax House transports you to the world of Georgian Britain and the splendour of city-living.

Originally the winter home of Anne Fairfax and her father – Charles Gregory, 9th Viscount Fairfax – the townhouse’s richly decorated interiors, magnificent stucco ceilings and beautiful collection of furniture and clocks unfold a story of life behind closed doors in the bustling Georgian city of York: the food, the fashions and the entertainments.

Timed entry tickets are available between 11.00am - 4.00pm, 7 days a week (last entry 3.30pm). On Fridays we run guided tours only at 11am and 2pm.

Visitors will be admitted at 15 minute intervals in groups of up to 8. We ask that all visitors (unless medically exempt) wear a face covering. You can read a full list of the safety measures in place on our website.

Pre-booking is available, but walk-ins are also always welcome, however booking ahead is recommended for Friday guided tours as availability is limited to 12 per tour.

Every ticket sold helps conserve York and preserve Fairfax House for future generations.

Events at Fairfax House

Saloon glass display
20th Nov 2021 - 9th Jan 2022

Christmas exhibition: A Season for Giving

Get festive at Fairfax House as you journey through the magnificent townhouse and collections. Room by room, atmospheri…

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