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Please note - the term 'gate' used in York street names like Walmgate, Coppergate, Stonegate and Skeldergate, derives from the Viking word 'gata' meaning street.
The term should not be confused with the word gate meaning a gateway.
An Anglo-Saxon cross-shaft can be seen in the church.
There was once also a medieval church called St Mary's Bishophill Senior, a little further south in the street called Bishophill Senior.
Janette Ray’s ( specialist art and architecture bookshop is on Bootham and Ken Spelman ( antiquarian bookshop on Micklegate is gorgeously Dickensian.
Sometimes though, it’s to hell with the old and the quaint and in with the new and the chance of a bargain.
The historic gateways to the city of York are called 'Bars'.
Aldwark is a street that gets its name from 'Old earthwork' and was so named because the Roman wall that surrounded York ran near here.
Parliament Street and Coney Street deliver the fashion chains: M & S, Zara, H&M, Hobbs, Mango and the rest.
Newgate open air market is cheap and cheerful with good veg and fish stalls.
Stonegate is another old spectacular street with upmarket chains like Crabtree & Evelyn ( Pure Collection ( Jo Malone and The White Company.