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Mansion House

St. Helens Square, York YO1 9QL, England
+44 1904 552036
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The official residence of the Lord Mayor of York and is one of York's great historic treasures houses and one of its best kept secrets of York's civic history from the simplicity of the hall way to the grandeur of the Stateroom, from seeking the secret drawers hidden in a bureau to discovering the chamber pot, The Mansion House is a fascinating building just waiting to be discovered!
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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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St. Helens Square, York YO1 9QL, England
+44 1904 552036
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

What a super event! It takes a couple of months to plan but it is worth all the effort. The building is incredible, to have free roam of it for the night is just special. From start to finish they couldn't do enough to help....More

1  Thank Simon_Oe
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Closed, but we got a quick tour. Brilliant curved door. Great rooms, plain chains, big dining room and breakfast service. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mikethenailer
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We were planning to visit here on the 10th January 2015 so checked on the website to see when it was open. 'Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday tours are available it says - no need to book. May be cancelled if there is a special...More

3  Thank davidbratt
Reviewed 7 December 2014

For a fiver, this is one of the best value, personal tours you can take in York. Not to be missed so pick your day carefully as it isn't always open. Knowledgeable volunteers conduct you round the rooms that are available to visit. The history...More

Thank Mike Arran
Reviewed 5 December 2014

A lovely, historical gem and still well used, the home of the incumbent mayor and employed for civic receptions and other occasions. Home of the regalia and symbols of office with sparkling rooms and decor. Well worth a visit. You will almost certainly rub shoulders...More

Thank Quixote2001
Reviewed 29 November 2014

4 of us were shown around this atmospheric and interesting building The view into the square is worth the visit and the "spot the workman's error" very intriguing

1  Thank tweedguide
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

Ivan was our tour guide and his knowledge and passion was brilliant. You get welcomed and treated as a guest not just simply as a customer. Good for the price and your lasts just under an hour. :)

3  Thank Mark R
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Only York, Doncaster and London have a Mansion House with Mayoral residence. York's along with Doncaster's is a treasure house of art, history, and fine architecture.

Thank 146Tony
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We were fortunate that they were starting a tour as we walked by. So well worth it! The tour is very personal and relaxed, giving time for questions and little tidbits of information.The tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. The house itself is outstanding....More

1  Thank bostonqueen
Reviewed 18 August 2014

My undergraduates had a catered banquet here in the beautiful and impressive formal dining room. It was a remarkable experience which they loved and will remember the rest of their lives. After dinner, my friend Darrell Buttery gave us a tour of the Mansion House,...More

Thank Stephen C
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