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Treasurer's House, York

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#4 of 31 in Historic Sites in York
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Treasurer's House contains 2,000 years of history--including a Roman road in the cellar, Edwardian servants' quarters in the attics, and 13 other period rooms. Legendary ghost stories will add mystique to your visit. The house boasts a 300-year-old collection of furniture, ceramics, textiles, and paintings. Be sure to spend time in the Walled Garden for its view of York Minster. Bring your own food for a picnic, or buy something from the tearoom. See Treasurer's House and all York has to offer by arranging your trip with our York travel itinerary planner.
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  • Gem of a building in the shadows of York Minster. The beautiful peaceful garden is immaculately kept and has a variety of flowering plants.  more »
  • And if you had the money you could do anything, so he did! A great antidote to the reverence often shown in conservation and restoration...and the garden is equally delightful  more »
  • Very interesting house with a good 'ghost story' in the cellar (excellent story-teller). Nice trails for children to follow with sticker rewards  more »
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  • Lots of interesting information. It's not the biggest attraction, but they get a lot in there! Good way to kill an hour or two.
  • A worthwhile place to visit in York. Full of ghost stories, royal connections, ornate furniture and fascinating portraits. Essentially a rich period house steeped in history
  • Lovely old house full of Frank Green's interesting collection of antiques. We enjoyed the house and it's contents very much however the experience was somewhat spoiled by staff who had obviously been instructed to buttonhole visitors entering each room and deliver a rehearsed speech. I also disliked the gimmicky and misleading presentation of Frank Green's restoration as a 'creation'; as though it had never really existed as a house. Not sure of the point of this. The perspex boxes of coloured counters and the scattered bits of Lego seemed out of place and pointless; Is this an attempt to make it more accessible and visitor friendly? It has the the opposite effect and spoils the mood of the house.
  • It's an interesting house but I'm afraid it's been priced far too highly. We were offered a cellar tour for an extra four pounds each which consisted of walking down into a single small room whilst someone told us an old ghost story that has been doing the rounds for about 50 years. Very hard sell on the national trust membership also. Ask once, if the answer is no then that's it. To keep asking is rude and embarrassing.
  • A gem hidden in the heart of York, well worth a visit if not just to enjoy the view.

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