Best Black Friday UK travel deals: save on rail fares, accommodation and family days out

While we tend to associate Black Friday with reduced homeware, tech and clothing, the yearly sale event is also a chance to save on travel and upcoming holidays. A great chance to book up ahead of the summer rush, you’ll find plenty of rail fare, cottage stays and holiday park reductions up for grabs in November, through Black Friday and general holiday sales.

We’ll be keeping this page updated with the best Black Friday UK travel deals on offer, so don’t forget to bookmark. For more information on how to secure the best deals, head to our short Black Friday buyer’s guide.

Where to find Black Friday travel deals UK

  • Sykes Cottages – explore general holiday deals, and save up to 25% on Christmas staycations
  • Parkdean Resorts – the Black Friday sale is set to begin on Thursday 23rd November, with savings across 1000’s of UK holidays
  • Trainline – discover the most popular train journeys booked on Black Friday
  • – book before 29 November, and save 30% on stays
  • Secret Escapes – 50% off luxury accommodation
  • Away Resorts – save up to 15% on UK holiday parks with code BLACKFRIDAY23
  • Virgin Experience Days – reductions of up to 75% this Black Friday on glamping and country escapes
  • Buyagift – browse the brand’s glamping, experience and short break deals
  • Expedia – save 30% or more with Member Prices until 29 November

Hitting the hills on your break? Check out the best Black Friday walking boot deals.

Best Black Friday UK travel deals 2023

Hayloft at Magnolia Lake, Devon – 7 night stay, was £632, now £402 (save 36%)

Buy now from Sykes Cottages

Sykes Holiday Cottages

Craving a cosy, cottage stay in the Devon region? With its fairy tale charm, four-poster beds and flowery walls, this quaint cottage could do just the trick. Situated in Mamhead, a rural village 5.1 miles from the seaside town, Dawlish, you’re in an ideal spot for exploring Dartmoor National Park. The cottage sleeps four, and the lovely patio and wood burning stove make it a great choice, whatever the season.

Sykes Holiday Cottages is currently running a number of special offers, including up to 25% off Christmas stays. It’s not too late to scrap the yearly festive plans, and escape to the countryside instead!

Stay at the Welsh Gatehouse for two, was £240, now £199.99 (save 16%)

Buy now from Red Letter Days

Welsh castle
Image: Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days is a bit of a treasure trove, with plenty of quirky stays and adventurous days out on offer, and there are lots of Black Friday deals to nab.

This one night stay at the Welsh Gatehouse is a great way to explore South Wales. Take in the castle’s original features, and with Chepstow as a base, you’re right on the doorstep of the Wye Valley.

Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Tour, was £59.00, now £50.15 (save 15%)

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As well as hotel stays, is offering savings on experiences and day trips. A super way to dive into the beautiful Scottish Highlands, the Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Tour takes you past Stirling and through Trossachs National Park, to Glencoe and Loch Ness. The coach trip leaves from Edinburgh, and there’s a picnic lunch included.

National Express and Amazon Prime deal – 75% off bus fares (starts 24 November)

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Looking for a budget-friendly bus fare to get you home for the festivities? National Express and Amazon have teamed up this Black Friday, and are offering 75% off bus fares with Amazon Pay. The deal starts on 24 November so you’ve got time to get your calendars and diaries up-to-date before booking!

Thornbury Castle, was £520, now £328 per night (save up to 37%)

Buy now from Secret Escapes

Thornbury Castle
Image: Secret Escapes

For a special treat and touch of luxury, Secret Escapes is well worth a browse, and the travel company is offering huge savings this Black Friday.

If you’re looking for a base for your next adventure in the Cotswolds, why not treat yourself to a historical stay? Thornbury Castle is England’s only Tudor Castle hotel, and is well-located for exploring Bath, Wells and Glastonbury. Enjoy the period features, open fireplaces and walled gardens.

Netherwood Lodge, Dumfries (save 15% on selected dates)

Check availability at Rural Retreats

Holiday Lodge in  Netherwood
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Rural Retreats offers holiday rentals and properties across the UK, and there are a number of offers up for grabs. The deals are restricted to specific time frames, but there are lots of lovely rural stays to browse, so it’s well worth a look and you may just find a perfect fit for your diary.

The Netherwood Lodge, shown above, is located near Dumfries — an ideal spot for hikers and wildlife lovers with burns, forests and hills at the ready for exploration.

When is Black Friday 2023?

This year, Black Friday lands on the 24 November. This is the official start date, but the sales and promotions are released earlier and earlier each year, with some retailers releasing weeks, or even months, of bargains.

How to get a good deal on Black Friday 2023

It’s not always easy knowing where, and how, to begin with finding the best Black Friday deals, and a little research beforehand can go a long way. Do you have a specific location, or train route in mind? With travel in particular, it’s worth thinking ahead to the following year. Book early, and make a Black Friday saving, or you may even find some inspiration for your next getaway!

Signing up to retailer newsletters, and extension tools such as CamelCamelCamel or Keepa can also help during Black Friday, especially for Amazon-related retail. These tools help monitor the prices of products on Amazon to help you ensure you’re bagging an actual deal.

Why Black Friday?

Travel can really add up, with transport, accommodation and even suitable holiday attire, to consider, so it makes sense to hold out for a big sales event before investing.

Black Friday is also a chance to get ahead with the following year’s travel, or you could even find a last-minute Christmas deal if you fancy getting away over the festivities.

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