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“Fabulous way to tour the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of York Cat Trail

York Cat Trail
Ranked #17 of 57 Tours in York
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Derbyshire
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fabulous way to tour the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Being a crazy-cat-lady-in-training this was always going to appeal but my partner thoroughly enjoyed it too and pronounced it a great way of touring the city centre. We viewed the main landmarks that York has to offer, stopping off at various points to explore further, and spent an extremely enjoyable morning following this well-thought out trail.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Sweet and free.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

A nice way to spend a sunny day in York.

The cats have an interesting history and it is fun to find them in various places around the city as well as see the wonderful architecture.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great way to see the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

We really enjoyed this self guided trail - it's a fun way to see the city, particularly on a sunny spring morning.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank DLVLondon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Good and fun way to get orientated around York. It's fun trying to find the cats, and stopped several times to look around at other things that the trail took us to. Tip: we started the walk early (9am) before all the streets got crowded with people on our first day in York.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Beccajane007
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quirky way to discover York”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

It's a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours sightseeing the main points of interest in York, plus it is so much fun to discover the cats dotted around the city. It is a great activity for couples, families etc. We will be doing it again as floods prevented us from finding 2 cats. But you will love it!

Visited December 2013
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