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A deceptively fun way to see a beautiful city!

My wife picked up a leaflet for the cat walk from our hotel, and I immediately rolled my eyes. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dan H
Leeds, United Kingdom
Family Fun

The York cat trail is a unique expereince to see the city. If you have some time take advantage of... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Camdenton, Missouri
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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...more
34 Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife picked up a leaflet for the cat walk from our hotel, and I immediately rolled my eyes. I could see how today was going to pan out: I would be dragged around York looking for some stupid statues and having a thoroughly miserable...More

1  Thank Dan H
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The York cat trail is a unique expereince to see the city. If you have some time take advantage of this unique and unusual tour. The cats are fun to find.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We happened across a flyer in the hotel for the Lucky Cat Trail. There’s also a store called ‘York Glass Store’ that sells glass cat figurines among other things - I think they are the ones who put the trail together. All over York, there...More

Thank RachelMG1
Reviewed 22 June 2018

A work colleague hosted our group Cat Trail of York where we all work but do not all live here. Clive is very gentle but also very good at leading, and letting others lead and reign forth for a while. We were a newly formed...More

Thank Apicius71
Reviewed 21 June 2018

A fun (and free!) way to explore York, makes for an entertaining stroll at your leisure trying to spot all the cats. The guide is easy to follow and there are plenty of watering holes to be found if a sneaky beverage is required, even...More

2  Thank mrbob999
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Spotting pussy cats in all the unusual and weird locations. This is a free activity and you can do as much or as little as you want - all in one go or in stages as you wander across and round and through the city....More

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We all loved this cat trail hunt. Some were tricky to find, which made it even more fun and challenging! It gave us also another perspective of York and having to take the time to see the quirky old houses. Great fun even if you...More

1  Thank tadbry
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We found a guidebook where we were staying about the Cat trail which had the history and info about all the different cars - but there are free leaflets in lots of the tourist places - it’s a fun way to see the city centre...More

1  Thank leapingimpala
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Even if you're not that interested in cats, do follow the cat trail. It takes you all over the city and you get to see places that you might otherwise miss. It's a bit of fun and a distraction for kids who don't want to...More

2  Thank 980paul
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Did part of the cat trail. What a quirky way to see York. Looking up the walls, window ledges and rooftops. Great fun.

1  Thank debbiedownie82
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12 August 2016|
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Response from Sunderlandcat | Reviewed this property |
I think it largely depends on the number and ages of the children you're with, and how busy York is. You can easily just do some of the clues, we spent a good 30 minutes following the trail, did some shopping and found... More
Peter e
29 December 2015|
Response from Jon G |
Thank you for the kind comment. As one of the people who put the original tour together over ten years ago, it's really lovely to see that the tour and Cats in York website lives on after having to move away from York and... More
15 August 2015|
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Response from YvonnePage | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can pick up a leaflet from either the inside or outside of the shop Have fun