...no not the watering hole variety (although there are plenty of those too !) the gates or entrances to York are known as bars
Thethe four principal entrances to the city around the city walls of York are:
Bootham Bar - NW
Monkgate Bar - NE
Walmgate Bar - SE
Micklegate Bar - SW
Just for confusion "gates" are the streets in York!
Churches - St. John's
The parish of St. John's was dissolved in the 1930s, and the building is currently home to a pub/restaurant called "The Parish." I Didn't go there - so can't report on it. It's on Micklegate, just beyond the Ouse Bridge.
Ghost Tours Run Rampant in York
Like an ancient city, York has its share of ghost stories, but there must be at least 10 different guided "ghost" tours of York done each night. On the recommendation of our B&B hosts, we chose the Ghost Hunt, which is hosted by a theatrical but distinguished "Andy Dextrous." The stories are only half the fun, since the semi-interactive storytelling in atmospheric city streets is the real highlight.
Out-of-town shopping/ park & ride.
If you want to do some grocery shopping, or get petrol before returning home, or you fancy 'mall'-type shopping, try Monks Cross. It's about 2 miles north-east of the city-centre & features most of the familiar 'High Street' names.
There's also a 'Park & Ride' bus service at Monks Cross. York city-centre, because of its quaint nature, is not designed for motor vehicles, so city-centre parking is limited & consequently expensive
McArthur Glen Designer Outlet...
McArthur Glen Designer Outlet - This shopping centre houses over 100 designer shops offering a 50% reduction off the labels. If you love clothes shopping this is the place to come. They have a wide variety of designers including Ralph Lauren, Armani and Calvin Klein. The centre is just south of York off the A19/A64.