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York Cat Trail

#16 of 99 Tours in York
York, United Kingdom
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About York Cat Trail
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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Waddler wrote a review Sep 2021
York, United Kingdom9478 contributions1131 helpful votes
Our kids really enjoyed this, so its a good way of getting kids to explore the city centre! Its good way to orientate when first arriving in the city.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Jellybellydancer wrote a review Aug 2021
Burscough, United Kingdom1380 contributions447 helpful votes
A really fun way to explore the city, searchng for cats that have been placed on buildngs, balconies and window sills to scare away the rats! The trail can be downloaded or leaflets are available, both free, from the York Glass shop in the Shambles. We only had time to do the 'kitten' trail, finding the 9 cats closest to the historic centre. It took us about an hour and made us look at our surroundings much more closely. We hope to find a few more on our next visit.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Neil K wrote a review Jul 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom609081 contributions6546 helpful votes
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The Cat Trail is a wonderful trail you can download on your phone that gives the various locations of cats around the city of York, be it on a wall,climbing a building or nestled upon a sill ,its a cool,fun and great way to see different parts of this historic walled city,kids will love it ,great adventure for young families, its most definitely well worth checking out if you're planning a trip to York.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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ClaireEMarkA wrote a review Oct 2020
Plymouth, United Kingdom71 contributions48 helpful votes
Cat statues placed around the city over last 200 years. Tributes to cats role in keeping vermin under control. Fun and free way to see more of York.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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jackinbox99 wrote a review Jan 2020
Coventry273 contributions77 helpful votes
2nd time visiting York and we had no idea about the cat trail until we stumbled upon a leaflet outside the glass cat shop in Shambles. It transpires that there are 22 hidden cat statues around the city centre and a map/clues to help you find them. So off we went and what a great fun walk it was. It was a great way to get your bearings and have a walk around the city centre exploring. Not only do you have fun trying to spot the cats you soon discover various lovely streets, pubs, restaurants and things to re-visit again whilst you are in York.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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