Local to Northallerton? Here are the top 5 staycation destinations on your doorstep

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A staycation could be your answer to a holiday in summer 2021.

While you may be yearning for the South of France, a sunny Spanish resort, or the atmosphere of the Balearics… you might not get there this year.

Luckily for you, the UK is a haven for glorious vistas. From relaxing countryside breaks to stunning beaches (that could definitely pass for somewhere more exotic), there’s plenty to see and do! If you’re planning on exploring more of the UK this summer, here are our top picks – perfect if you’re based in Northallerton.

Our top 5 staycation destinations


Distance from Vasstech Northallerton: 32.3 miles

How long would it take you to get there? 54 minutes (via the A19)

York is an ancient town (quite literally) surrounded by history. At just over thirty miles away from Vasstech’s Northallerton garage, it’s close enough to make it a great day out for all the family, while also being the perfect destination for a city break with a difference.

With the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales practically on the doorstep, there’s plenty to do both inside and out of its medieval walls!


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The Lake District

Distance from Vasstech Northallerton: 66.8 miles

How long would it take you to get there? 1 hour, 33 minutes (via the A66)

When you think of postcard-perfect picturesque views, it’s hard not to think about the Lake District. It’s one of the most well-known destinations in the UK for a relaxing break. And, when you’re surrounded by stunning scenery, glassy lakes and rolling hills – it’s not difficult to see why! Not to mention, the food and drink is pretty great, too.

Kielder Forest Park

Distance from Vasstech Northallerton: 101 miles

How long would it take you to get there? 2 hours, 18 minutes (via the A1(M))

We’re heading further up the country now to Kielder Forest Park, in the heart of rural Northumberland.

Kielder Forest is the largest forest in England – and it’s also home to the largest man-made lake in Europe. Plus, you’ll also find the darkest skies in the UK here – making looking upon an evening all the more special. So, regardless of what you’re into – cycling, walking – outdoor enthusiasts will have a ball here.


Distance from Vasstech Northallerton: 45.5 miles

How long would it take you to get there? 1 hour, 13 minutes (via the A171)

Of course, no list of staycation destinations would be complete without the east coast. With its connections to Captain Hook and Count Dracula, Whitby is a quirky seaside town with narrow streets and a big heart.
And, it’s the perfect base for a staycation, too – with the quaint fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay just a stone’s throw away. Plus, it’s overlooked by the Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey; there’s nowhere else quite like it.


Distance from Vasstech Northallerton: 102 miles

How long would it take you to get there? 2 hours, 11 minutes (via the A1 (M) and A1)

The second mention of Northumberland in this list had to go to Bamburgh. With rolling sand dunes and golden beaches, it’s more than worth the two-hour drive. Plus, you can experience Northumberland like never seen before with a visit to the magnificent Bamburgh Castle.

And, with plenty of walking trails surrounding the coastline, you’re sure to have a fantastic time – and get plenty of steps in!


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First stop? Vasstech Northallerton

Before you head off on a summer adventure, make sure your car is in tip-top shape – to help keep you and other road users safe.

A few days before you’re due to set off, make sure to do your vehicle checks. If there’s anything untoward, get in touch with the team at Vasstech’s garage in Northallerton – someone will be more than happy to help!

And, it always helps to have your vehicle in for a service before you go. Servicing may not be a legal requirement for your vehicle, but it’s still good for your peace of mind (especially if you’re planning on going further afield).

For more information, please contact the team at Vasstech Northallerton today.

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Vasstech Garage Manager
Craig McNicol
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