A guide to romance: Five of the best places to propose in the North East 

The North East is blessed with some of the world's most beautiful backdrops, breathtaking scenery and unforgettable landmarks, making it the perfect destination for popping the questions to a special someone. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, discover five of the most loved-up locations across the region.

Newcastle Quayside:

Home to seven bridges, uniting Newcastle and Gateshead over the glistening River Tyne, the stunning cityscape and buzzing atmosphere of Newcastle Quayside will make for a perfect proposal.

Take a stroll along the quayside at night to soak in the city lights, admire the beauty of the Millennium Bridge and then drop down on one knee, with the iconic Tyne Bridge overlooking the memorable moment. 

Sycamore Gap, Northumberland:

Perhaps the most famous spot on Hadrian's Wall; an ancient sycamore tree sprouting from the stone, nestled in a dramatic dip in of the Roman structure. What better way to mark infinite love than in the presence of a magnificent landscape that has stood the test of time.

High Force, Durham:

If you're looking for a truly fairytale-esque setting for your proposal, you can't go wrong with a glittering waterfall.You and your other half can marvel as the cascading waters gather momentum before eventually plunging 21 metres into the pool below.For a picture-perfect proposal, High Force is the ideal spot.

Angel of the North, Gateshead:

Proposing in the presence of an angel definitely makes for an unforgettable moment. Anthony Gormley's 20ft structure is a world famous symbol of the North East and has been welcoming visitors since 1998.If you're feeling nervous about the big moment, let the Angel of the North watch over you.

Holy Island:

Only accessible by causeway, prepare to enter another world when you reach Holy Island.Lying just a few miles off the Northumberland coast, Holy Island is cut off twice-daily from the rest of the world by fast-moving tides.Both an island and a picturesque village, this hidden gem of the North East coastline carries a wealth of history, charm and romance within its tidal walls.