The city of York is situated in North Yorkshire. The city itself dates back prior to Roman times and is well known for being home to some of the oldest as well as the best preserved structures throughout Europe. When visiting York it is important to keep in mind that the gates to the city of York are referred to by the locals as bars while the roads are known as gates. If you're looking for a bar, make sure you ask for a public house. The city itself is fairly small but nonetheless worth visiting. Try to time a visit during one of the many festivals that are held in York throughout the year.