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“great way to explore city” 5 of 5 stars
Review of York Cat Trail

York Cat Trail
34 Shambles, York, England
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Ranked #7 of 92 Activities in York
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Owner description: FREE FUN IN YORK... aka The Fabulous York Cat Trail provides both visitors and locals with the opportunity to find and photo the numerous statues of cats which are on York's old buildings. These were put there to frighten away rats and mice. The statues were also thought to ward off wandering evil spirits and to bestow good luck and good health on people. Enjoy the trail... it's FREE! You are warmly invited to download it from our website, or to pick it up from our Shambles based shop
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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“great way to explore city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

very clever and interesting. great way to explore city. clearly laid out in leaflet. suggests one hour. maybe allow 2-3 as you will be distracted by shops and betty's tea room!

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Abilene, Texas
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“Lots of fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Lots of fun and it takes you throughout the old city so you see all the sights. Kids and adults alike enjoy finding the cats. Two different shops have Cat Trail maps and each one is a slightly different route but they both take you to the same cats. Takes three or four hours to complete the trail.

Visited August 2013
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CoB
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“Great way to see York”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

It is free and took us a couple of hours to complete and it takes you round all parts of the City centre. If I was to do it again and may do, I would stop off on route in some of the lovely pubs that we pasted. Great fun & FREE

Visited August 2013
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“Loved this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Me and my partner did this the other day, brilliant! It was a must for me as I'm a crazy cat lady but even my partner enjoyed looking out for the cats, making it a competition as usual! It takes you round some streets and little places you otherwise wouldn't see which was nice. We passed lots of other people of all ages doing it too. We stopped at the glass shop first for the map and bought a little glass cat, as tradition goes! You don't have to buy one to get the map though.
Anyway, it was a nice walk and didn't feel like you were trailing around as you were always looking out for the next cat. Loved it!
One extra benefit- some of the cats are near/above some lovely pubs, a great excuse for a cheeky refreshment along the way!

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“A great way to see York....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed by my teenager daughter and myself....a couple of hours spent looking for various cats on walls, window ledges and roofs....some had us scratching our heads! But we managed to find them all....good fun x

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