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York Cat Trail

#18 of 101 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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weekak wrote a review Dec 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom899 contributions105 helpful votes
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I loved seeking out the cats on my wander around York, I almost missed York minster because I was so busy looking up on roofs and window ledges trying to find and tick off a cat from the map. I love how creative you've been by putting them on roofs stalking pigeons, one where you have to zoom in to see far away in the distance, one with an eyepatch, kittens, screeching ginger toms, its fantastic and fun for all. I think its safe to say I went cat mad while in York and brought home armfuls of cat goodies!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Waddler wrote a review Sept 2021
York, United Kingdom9480 contributions1138 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 Kingdom609492 contributions6630 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 contributions67 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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