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“Fun & free”
Review of York Cat Trail

York Cat Trail
Ranked #16 of 58 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 young children, Activities for older children
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun & free”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

There's a leaflet outside the glass shop on the Shambles with a map showing the location of a total of 21 cats (mostly little statues on the sides of buildings). As you walk around the town, it's great fun to spot the cats.
My husband was patient with me & helped me spot all 21 cats!! (over a couple of days) -- we just looked for the cats as we were in an area for sightseeing.

Visited May 2014
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cat lovers or not, this is surprisingly really fun and guaranted you'll get hooked!”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

If you only have couple of days in York, try this!! This is the best way to know all parts of this cute little town on foot. Mind you everywhere in York is within walking distance. So why not kill two birds with one stone? Whether you are traveling in groups, a famuly with children, or solo traveler the York Cat Trail suits everyone.

There are total of 21'cats' to be found all over the city but you can first try completing the Kitten Trail which can be done in less than 1 hour, provided you have a generally good sense of direction. If you are feeling adventurous go find the rest and you will see some'off the beaten path'of York which is a rewarding one. Total duration to complete the whole trail is max.2-3 hours. Happy hunting and don't say you are not warned!

Visited April 2014
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Found this by accident. What great fun!”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We'd already spotted a couple of cats and picked up the leaflet outside the York Glass shop. We organised the next day's sightseeing around the location of the cats. It was a brilliant challenge - and we got them all!

A fantastic way of seeing parts of York you might not otherwise see - and got us chatting with some lovely people.

Visited April 2014
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great way to see the town centre”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Take all day and incorporate it with sight seeing, great fun for the kids and lots to see en route. Start early and enjoy some of the many food shops en route

Visited April 2014
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Such fun!”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

I never imagined that this cat hunting would be such a fun! It is an excellent way to discover parts of the city centre of York and see some excellent types of cat statues attached on walls, hunting on roofs, stretching on balcony rails, curl outside windows or look curiously from above a door as you pass by! I highly recommend it to all cat lovers out there who plan to visit York in the future! You can find a map of the cat trail here: http://www.yorkluckycats.co.uk/york-cat-trail.html

Visited April 2014
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