Best for: outdoorsy types
Let a stone do the talking for you: there’s a rock off a popular trail in Northumberland National Park with a proposal carved into it. If your initials are K and J you’re in luck – find out why here
Best for: film buffs
Hire out a room at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, pick a film with positive vibes for spending your lives together – avoid romcoms with wedding breakdowns – and pop the question when the time’s right. Don’t put the ring in the popcorn: you don’t want to remember your proposal for a broken tooth.
Pilgrim Street, Newcastle
Best for: technology geeks
Head to Longsands beach, find a quiet spot and send in a drone carrying your marriage proposal inside. Just watch the North East wind doesn’t blow it out to sea instead.
Best for: folklore fans
The next best thing to Sherwood Forest, the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay offers a quaint spot to get down on one knee and holds an association with the legendary figure (if that’s your thing).
Robin Hood’s Bay, Nr Whitby
Best for: free spirits
Spurn Point’s stretch of sand into the sea is the ideal spot to pop the question if you’re big fans of fresh air and nature, and want a pretty spot to return to for anniversaries.
Spurn Point, Hull
Best for: couples who like taking things easy
Take a ride up Saltburn’s funicular and propose with a rising sea view. Just hope for a ‘yes’ or it’ll be an awkward ride all the way down.
Saltburn by the Sea