During my time in Durham, Nat and I took the train in to Newcastle and spent a day browsing the shops. It reminded me a bit of Glasgow for some reason--the stone buildings, the long boulevards, the brisk winds. We also took a turn about Primark and I found a reasonably priced navy cardigan which later proved very useful during chilly Swedish evenings.
Nat took me past an old marketplace and straight to a pizza shop serving pizza slices "as big as the ones in New York," I've been told by a trustworthy source. I was hungry, and one hot slice and an icy cold can of Coke did wonders.
This is actually in Durham, a picture of a church at sunset, but it was our walk home from the train station.