YORK'S LUCKY CAT TRAIL

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THE YORK LUCKY CATS STORY

 

Cats have played a part in York’s history and luck has been linked with them since records began. Cats always land on their feet and having nine lives is a piece of luck that we can all relate to.

York Glass is the home of York Lucky Cats where we celebrate the York Cat story. Statues of cats have been placed on buildings in York for around two Centuries, although statues since removed or rotted are thought to date from medieval times.

The original cat statues were placed on buildings to frighten away rats and mice which can carry plague and illness. They were also thought to ward off wandering evil spirits and generally to bestow good luck and good health on citizens who needed feline friends to ensure a good nights sleep in old and temptingly chewy timber framed buildings!

 

You can pick up a leaflet from our shop on the Shambles, York or you can download it right here.

SOME OF OUR 5 STAR REVIEWS ON TRIP ADVISOR

“A great fun way to discover York and it’s free.”

★★★★★

“As you walk around the town, it’s great fun to spot the cats.”

★★★★★

“Great fun – I’d like to get a cat statue for my own house!”

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