Experience the decadence of the Georgian era in York

York, North Yorkshire

Transport yourself to one of the most iconic periods of English history at the 18th century Fairfax House in York.

Feel like a Jane Austin heroine whilst savouring the country’s finest private collections of 17th and 18th century furniture and clocks outside of London.

Fairfax House itself is a classical architectural masterpiece of the 18th century with a richly decorated interior designed by York's most distinguished architect, John Carr. The superb collection of furniture, clocks, paintings and decorative arts perfectly complements the house, bringing it to life and creating a special lived-in feeling.

Don’t miss the gift shop with a fabulous selection of decorative homeware, cards, silver, porcelain, ceramics and vintage textiles for you to take away or as gift!

Spend the rest of your city break exploring some of York’s most famous sights. Just a short walk away is the splendid Gothic cathedral of York Minster and York’s historic medieval street, The Shambles, packed with timber-framed buildings and boutique shopping, from Monkbar Chocolatiers to Lily Shambles jewellery.

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