Win a £500 UK Rail Breaks voucher for train travel and hotels stays across the UK

Please note: the prize draw is now closed.

Our lucky winner this month will be out exploring the UK by rail with a super hotel stay at their journey’s end.

Where you go is up to you, so this is a great chance to perhaps explore somewhere new or visit friends and family. You could head for one of our great cities for museums and the theatre or enjoy a shopping trip. Maybe getting into nature is your favourite thing, so take the train to a rural spot and then immerse yourself in the outdoors – hills and hikes, or long coastal walks.

Train travel is a no-hassle way to travel, book your seat for a comfortable journey: have a snooze, read your book or take in the view as the countryside rolls by outside the window. And if you’d like assistance at the station, British Rail are happy to help.

UK Rail Breaks offer impartial advice for rail breaks and a booking service so you can access the best options for your journey and stay. You could be heading for York, Newcastle, Edinburgh or indeed any destination that has a rail station in the UK.

Treat yourself to a break by the train with this month’s £500 voucher!

How to win our fabulous prize this month

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  • Comment below and tell us where you would visit with a £500 UK Rail Breaks voucher!
  • Or write a review about any kind of holiday, day out, restaurant, hotel stay or attraction visited (each review counts as one entry)
  1. No employee, agent, subcontractor or director of UK Rail Breaks or Silver Travel Advisor nor anyone else connected with the draw, nor any member of such person’s family, is eligible to enter.
  2. You do not need to purchase anything to enter the draw.
  3. Entries for the prize draw will be accepted until the closing date 31 October 2022.
  4. The winner will be notified in early November 2022, and full details of how to book will be given at that time. The name of the winner will be displayed on this website. The winner must agree to participate in any reasonable press or PR activity relating to the competition. The winner must agree to his/her name and/or photo and/or likeness being used for publicity purposes, without compensation.
  5. The winner cannot transfer the prize to another person. The prize is non-refundable. There are no cash or credit alternatives to the specified prize. The prize has no monetary value.
  6. The prize from UK Rail Breaks comprises a voucher for train travel and/or hotel accommodation to the value of £500 or less. No cash will be paid if the booking is less than £500. The voucher covers the cost of train travel and accommodation only. The voucher must be used, with the journey and stay completed, by 31 March 2023.
  7. The winner is responsible for all expenditure of a personal nature: food, drinks, gifts, shopping, laundry, communications.
  8. No responsibility is accepted for entries, notices, acceptances, tickets, goods or other documentation lost or delayed in the post.
  9. Winners and their companions will be solely responsible for any tax liability incurred as a result of this offer. The organisers’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered.
  10. This promotion will be governed by English Law.

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206 Responses

  1. This has been a tough couple years and this would be exactly what we need. I’m kind of out of sorts I lost my mother I found out I have osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Thanks for the opportunity I wish everyone the best.

  2. We had a fabulous day out wine tasting at the Rathfinney Estate, learning lots about the vineyard and the wine making process and enjoyed a meal at their Flint Barn restaurant. It is set in the beautiful South Downs

  3. Never been on a rail holiday it would be an adventure always fancied York but with one thing or the other because of health issues never got the chance .
    Hope this might be different
    need a bit of sunshine in my life

  4. Went to York a couple of years ago. Second day of the trip I developed a heavy dose of flu. Only got out of my bed to drag myself to the railway station for the journey home. Didn’t see anything of the city and would love to try again.

  5. I would love to visit York as it’s somewhere in the UK that I have never been. The past couple of years have been really hard, my partner broke his hip during the pandemic and has been unwell ever since, culminating in him having a car accident and breaking his back in two places a month ago. Looking after him is becoming hard work and we could really do with something nice to look forward too.

  6. I would visit Scotland and see as much of it as I could fit in! In 2015 my husband and I had booked a rail trip to Edinburgh to see the Military Tattoo but couldn’t go as he was ill so I would like to try again. I have previously visited Scotland when my children were young, and I have many happy memories. We were in a rickety old camper van, but it was fun!
    I have toured Italy by train, so I know it is a great way to travel. The views from the window can be spectacular and, unlike on a coach or in a car, you can get up and stretch your legs!

  7. I’ve always fancied taking a railway tour of Scotland. There must be so many out of the way places to visit that people would seldom see.

  8. We would love to visit Brighton again, such a lovely place with lots of little alleyways to explore. Going by train would be a real treat for my husband who normally does the driving. ‘Let the train take the strain’.

  9. Hubby and I have always wanted to travel on the Caledonian Sleeper. We live in Lancashire so this would also fund our journey down to London as we’d love to do the full journey. 2023 us our 45th wedding anniversary so it would be the ideal time to go.

  10. I would like to go to the Lake District by train to save the long car journey to avoid the traffic on M40/M6 which is getting worse.

  11. What a lovely to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary. I would like to travel up to the North West and spend a few days on the Wirral, then up to Blackpool and Morecambe, then up to the Yorkshire Dales for a few dales then carry on up to the Scottish Isles maybe pick up a small cruise ship to go round the Isles. I would love to visit Tobermory and the Isles of Mull. What a relaxing way to travel.

  12. I would take a UK Rail Break to Montrose and watch the thousands of migratory birds, especially the pink footed geese. It is a wonder of nature.

  13. I have been to quite a few places in the UK by rail – it certainly is the best way to travel.
    Ir’s eco-friendly and stress free and most rail stations are either in or near town or city centres.

  14. Would travel to Inverness via York to visit York Minster to bring back memories of yester year. Last train journey I made was the “Winter Spectacular” travelling from Toronto to Jasper then joining the “Rocky Mountaineer” to Vancouver

  15. I would love to visit the Lake District again. My late husband and I used to visit every January – yes, in the Winter! At this time of the year there are fewer crowds and the bare trees allows the views to open up. It is amazing just how much colour can be seen in Winter. I have not been for a number of years now as the long drive from the South on my own puts me off this journey. Train travel would be an amazing adventure.

  16. I would visit Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, to enjoy its incredible expanse of mountains, water and countryside.

  17. Letting the train take the strain sounds fabulous!
    Would love to travel up to Northumberland by train where I was born, only by car, it is rather a long trek now from Sussex.
    I do believe the last train journey as far as Newcastle, was when we had steam trains – great days they were.

  18. To take a break and travel by rail
    As long as this strike does not prevail
    Our country has so much to offer
    Winning this would save the coffers……!!

  19. What a great way to beat those winter blues by having such a fun win to plan, especially during these troubled and changing times. Scotland by rail has always been on my bucket list so I would definitely use this as my opportunity to visit…my imagination is already working overtime, it’s a bit like buying a lottery ticket when you’ve planned what you’re going to do with THAT win….lucky person who wins this one, hope it’s me of course!

  20. I would like to travel the whole length of the country, from top to bottom, as far as possible by rail. Starting from John O’ Groats I would head to Lands End via Thurso and Penzance, stopping off at several places on the way.

  21. I enjoy train rides and have always fancied going on the Orient Express but it is too expensive. However, I would be very happy to win the voucher for UK Rail Breaks and to enjoy the train journey and then stay in one of our cities – possibly Glasgow or Newcastle. I’m sure they would be very interesting cities to explore. I have a big birthday next year so this would be a lovely way to celebrate!

  22. If I were lucky enough to win the rail voucher prize I would travel to York to see the Minster.
    As Canterbury is local to us it would be interesting to compare them.

  23. There are so many places still to visit in the UK and the nice thing about the train, (when they are running), is that they take the strain out of a long journey. I’d do one of two things go north (we live towards the centre of the country in Cheshire) and travel up to Edinburgh and have a a great time sampling their wares or go south down to Cornwall and look at travelling across to the Isles of Scilly which on paper looks enchanting

  24. I recently experienced the ease of a long train journey via Eurostar from London to the Netherlands. Around three and a half hours, with no hassle (like an airport) at St Pancras security. My health is now, not as it was, so rail travel in the UK would indeed be an excellent way to visit the many cities not visited before, in a relaxing manner at a time of choice. Indeed, a wonderful prize.

  25. It’d be the West Coast of Scotland for me – via Loch Lomond and on to Fort William, then the Jacobite to Mallaig – what a Stay Cation that would be!

  26. I have watched all the documentaries on the West Highland line and have always wanted to experience it myself.This would be a golden opportunity to include it in mini tour of Scotland having made the journey to Glasgow by sleeper train from London.

  27. I have just been listening to a travel guide here in Yorkshire waxing lyrical about the stained glass windows in Durham Cathedral- Durham here I come.

  28. My husband and I are no longer able to drive, so would love to go on holiday on the train.We would both like to go to Devon.Some routes the trains actually run along the waterfront.This would be great.

  29. It would be York for me, so much history ie viking, beautiful sites and buildings and i have never been before

  30. I would travel to Scotland where I originally came from to see more of it than I have. I’ve away a long time.

  31. I’d love to do Scotland through Manchester, York etc – very much a southerner who’s only ever stayed down south so would be great to see some new places! Good luck all xx

  32. I’d love to go to Scotland with my Husband, lots of lovely things to see and do there, we’ve been wanting to visit for a while.

  33. I would like to visit Liverpool and cross the Mersey and visit the port area which has some amazing buildings. It also has some lovely hotels and of course I could tour Anfield and see the Beatles statues and visit the Cavern.

  34. Feels like we’re due a weekend away, now life feels like it’s getting back to normal again.

    Hebden Bridge would be my first choice, then York.

  35. We are going to plan a holiday with my sisters next year for our golden wedding anniversary. Do we go abroad or travel around England.? I think England will be the winner!

  36. Would love to visit Devon by train. It is such a long drive for us now that it would be a real treat to sit back and relax.

  37. I would like to visit Bath or Durham during the Pre-Christmas period. Winning a rail and hotel break would be useful as traveling from Derby would normally be very expensive.

  38. It would have to be Newcastle…although I love York. What a choice. I guess it’s Newcastle first and York second depending on rail strikes!

  39. I would travel to Edinburgh with my husband. This city is a long drive and my husband usually does all the driving-he is a star! Would love to surprise him, so keeping fingers crossed.

  40. Love to visit York including the railway museum. Then continue on the West Highland line to Rannoch Moor station and stay in the adjacent hotel. Then head back on the SETTLE TO CARLISLE line ending at KINGS CROSS who celebrates its 170th ANNIVERSARY this year.

  41. I think a little trip darn south to the smoke AKA London to treat my good lady to a break and to catch a show.

  42. I would love to travel to Bath to see the historic buildings and soak up the atmosphere. I love train travel as I can relax and enjoy a good book!

  43. Would love to visit Bristol, there are so many things I would like to see – from the Bridge and the City parks to the Banksy’s. Just wandering around the city would be lovely!

  44. I would love to visit York as I’ve never been and I have a friend who lives there. I’d go at Christmas as I’ve heard it’s beautiful at that time of year!

  45. Would like the opportunity to travel to anywhere in Scotland by train as I’ve heard it’s very easy to get around with ease this way. Looking at travelling around France next year by train so would be a great little taster trip in the UK first of how to leave the car at home and let someone else do the driving.

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    Would love to revisit London where I used to work, or perhaps Bristol to visit friends or even Cornwall, which I haven’t visited for more than 20 years when I also worked there. I love travelling by train becaue I can relax with a good book. Need some escapism after the past few years.

  47. I would love to visit Newcastle to experience its culture, architecture and friendly locals. The Tyne could be all mine!

  48. I would love to visit Liverpool. My husband tried to organise a visit for my Beatles birthday (64) but covid got in the way and we still haven’t been.

  49. I would love to travel with my husband and pooch up to Scotland to walk in the beautiful country and find some local eateries on the way.

  50. My husband has just been told he’s being made redundant after nearly 30 years 😢 we would go somewhere dog friendly and gave a lovely relaxing weekend away 🤞🤞

  51. I would go to Bath, my favourite city of the UK. My daughter could check out the university for her future studies

  52. Would like to visit Alnmouth to enjoy the Northumberland coast and then travel on to York. Or we could take the long journey from Scotland all the way to Penzance.

  53. My husband and I love a train journey and this year we went up to Inverness, stopping in York on our way home to London. If we were lucky enough to win this prize, we would like to go down to Devon but also Cornwall where we’ve never been.

  54. The Yorkshire Dales, i have had trips planned but, due to covid,cancelled. A part of the world i want to experience.

  55. I absolutely love travelling by train, always hoping to find myself staring in ‘North by Northwest’!,
    Great prize.

  56. I’ve always wanted to do Settle to Carlisle – through dales & peaks & fells and across the Ribblehead Viaduct, which looks so stunning when I see it!

  57. A return visit to either Edinburgh or Bath would be lovely. Not ventured far since the Pandemic and the Cost of Living Crisis !

  58. Love to spend a little time in Edinburgh again, have not been able to visit for a couple of years and I miss the place.

  59. I travel around a lot to rock gigs so there are many possible options around the midlands and London, Yorkshire, north east and Scotland but it’s a long time since I visited Devon or Cornwall so a trip south could be in order.

  60. For a nice trip to See my sister in South wales.we haven’t seen her for over a year so that would be lovely and she doesn’t live far from the beach either.it would be good to visit the RNLi lifeboat centre too there.

  61. Having recently become disabled and needing to use a mobility scooter, I am looking forward to being able to visit the whole of the UK. My first choice is to Liverpool for the wonderful museums, art galleries and restaurants.

  62. I’d love to visit Newcastle as we’ve driven past that beautiful Angel of the North so many times en route to somewhere else and have longed to stop and explore Newcastle. This would be a fantastic chance.

  63. would love a trip to london as its 41 years since I last visited and would like to see the museums that are there now

    1. I would love to try out the new Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience in London. It’s had fabulous reviews and I am a big history buff.

  64. Scotland, as I’ve recently discovered a large Scottish heritage which I knew nothing about and would love to see where they lived and worked

  65. I would love to visit york, my gran used to take me there as a child so I don’t really remember so to go again would be nice and I’m sure she would be with me in spirit revisiting the places she took me, fingers crossed..

  66. I would love to win this prize. Train journeys can be so relaxing, your holiday begins the moment you take your seat. I would love to travel from North Wales to our capital Cardiff.

  67. I love train travel. I’ve had some amazing experiences. A sleeper train on New Years Eve in Vietnam was the least comfortable but the most fun. Cairo to Alexandria was also fun, but mainly as the ‘trolley’ person made an instant coffee in a plastic cup with such aplomb, and a battery operated whisk for that all important froth! Travel in Europe – Florence to Venice, Paris to Marseilles, around the Peloponnese in Greece. Naples to the Lakes on a fine February day. It has never occurred to me to look at a UK rail break, what a great idea! I think Scotland lends itself to this mode of travel brilliantly. York to Edinburgh on a slow itinerary sounds perfect to me.

  68. Wonderful to win this as we wish to go to Scotland on the train to Fort William to complete the West Highland Way.

  69. Wouldn’t it be great not to have to worry about transport costs to have a short break anywhere in the UK?
    You could choose to go somewhere in the UK far away from home whereas previously the cost of rail travel might have been a deterrant – now, there would be no excuse for heading towards Land’s End or John O’ Groats!
    Maybe you could use the prize to travel not so far afield, but maybe be able to upgrade to First Class train travel. Now that would be an extra special treat!
    The world (well, OK, maybe not the world, but certainly the UK) would be your oyster with this prize, and it would be great to have the choice to go anywhere in the UK with train travel and hotel accomodation all paid for. The only thing left to do is choose where to go?!

  70. I live in Jersey and have been trying to get to the UK since the begining of Covid, I have now lost my job due to ill-health and would absolutley love to win a train travel holiday (we don’t have trains in Jersey so it would be a really good adventure)

  71. My father died in May and I would love to go to Torquay, his birthplace, to visit all my extended family there. I live in Perth, so it’s a long train journey away and this would be just perfect. He was 97 and hadn’t been well enough to return and see his brother for some years, so I’m sure he would have been happy if I could go now.

  72. My granddaughter has been to Edinburgh by train and loved it, both the journey and stay. As she put it to me “ just do it Grandma, it’ll be amazing “ so I’ll be taking her advice.

  73. Our first grandchild has arrived ! We live in Oxford, England but our expanding family live in Plymouth in South West England. We love travelling by train and so we would be delighted to meet and greet our grandchild with a scenic train trip. We would stop off at interesting and exciting Bristol, and then enjoy the rural sights of Somerset and the scenic river Exe. We would get excited when the coast appears, as this train journey hugs the coast after Exeter and then we would enjoy more rural views as we travel through Devon and finally roll into Plymouth station. We could spend several days in Plymouth cuddling the new arrival, and annoying our son and daughter-in-law in law, as we give advice they will not need (as they are more than capable of making their own decisions on child care, I am sure !). They can drop us off at Plymouth station with relief, as we return home, via Nailsea, just before Bristol, and visit our friends there. We will return to beautiful Oxford with travel and family tales to share.

  74. I’ve wanted to go back to Edinburgh for years. I went for work but didn’t get to see much. I’d like to see Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and do some Harry Potter stuff. A walk along Princes Street too. Taking the train would make a long journey so much easier.

  75. The best part about a journey to a holiday destination is spending ages deciding where to go and by which route and I have spent some time making my mind up about this `dream trip` and finally decided on a rail trip to Penzance as driving to Cornwall from Kent is a nightmare; but I’d like to do it during the day so I could look out of the window all the way (no sleeper train for me!). But Penzance wouldn’t be my final destination. I’d then get the helicopter to the Isles of Scilly for a few days’ island hopping – turquoise seas, white sand, birds, flowers, fresh fish – before the journey home, but sitting on the opposite side of the train.

  76. I have travelled from Cornwall to Northumbria by train. It was scenic , relaxing and with the over 60 discount – value for money.

  77. Never tried a rail holiday but I’d like the simplicity of on and off a train , no driving and luggage arriving with you every stop .

  78. Thanks for this great opportunity. I understand York and the other highlighted destinations are merely suggestions, and that the lucky winner would be eligible to travel to anywhere on the UK rail network, but York would indeed be an ideal destination as I have not visited this characterful city for decades. One of my family members may also be studying there in the near future, so it could enable a visit I would otherwise struggle to afford.

  79. Would love to take my mum to York. She’s had a rough 12 months but things are now picking up and she’s able to get out and about again. What better place than York?

  80. I think the Highlands would be my first choice to visit by rail, as far up north as they go. The scenery is stunning and to take it all in whilst relaxing on a train has got to be the best way.

  81. I would visit Newcastle and York and if there was enough left over I would head up to Edinburgh or Glasgow. This would allow me to visit family and friends in these lovely cities.

  82. Edinburgh for me. A friend went up by train and it just sounds like such an easy journey compared to flying up. Going near to Christmas and wandering around the markets is just my cup of tea. Then back to a hotel for a warm bath and some hot grub!!!

  83. I would love to visit Yorkshire because it is where my roots are from and I really don’t know the county at all I’m ashamed to say

  84. I would use the prize to visit my friend in South Wales, we have not seen each other in person in over 27 years due to family commitments and financial constraints. To win would be fantastic so everything crossed🤞🤞

  85. I would like to visit somewhere in England, Scotland and Wales because I can never decide which is my favourite.

  86. Would love to visit Edinburgh properly, I have been there once but it was only tagging along with a friend who went for an interview so was basically up and back home.

  87. I’ve adored train travel since my early teens finding every journey adds value to my life, especially long journeys where you get to see fields of yellow, canals, the changing seasons, towns, cities, communities. Now that my husband and I are retired I’d appreciate this prize very much as it would allow us to tour Scotland in real time as opposed to watching all of the travel programmes in envy. I’ve only got as far as Edinburgh and this gap needs filling. Hope my lucks in.

  88. What a super prize,I would use this to visit some beautiful and idyllic spots,such as Lizards Point,the Lake District,West Sussex,not forgetting the picturesque Scotland and Wales,perchance to dream to borrow a phrase,talking of the Bard of Stratford,there are some wonderful places there also worthy of a visit.

  89. A rail trip for my first holiday alone in years sounds like a great adventure.
    All along the south coast would be a pleasure.

  90. Exploring Cornwall by train would be great, soaking up the wooded valleys, glorious beaches and spectacular countryside – such a change from crowded roads!

  91. I would give the prize to my terminally ill brother and his partner, who cares so well for him-they had planned a trip to Cornwall by rail before the strikes spoilt everything; I’d love for them to have another chance to go

  92. I would head for Cornwall and the South of England, areas that I have never explored, living further North. Have always been put off by the traffic congestion on the roads so a rail trip would be heavenly!.

  93. I would love to travel to and from Scotland by train with my husband and have a lovely relaxing break to take in the beautiful views now that we have both retired

  94. I would love to use the voucher to travel up to Stirling in Scotland to visit the magnificent castle. I have read so much about it and its place in British history, but have never had the chance to go to see it.

  95. I would visit Dartmouth as it holds special memories. The coastal walks are amazing, the country side is beautiful and the cream teas are delicious!

  96. I’ve never visited Scotland so it would be lovely to travel to Edinburgh by rail, especially over the festive season. It would be good to stop over at Newcastle on the way back.

  97. We would visit York. Our daughter studied there and now makes ‘ghosts’ for a new York company. It is a fabulous place.

  98. My husband and I would visit York to celebrate my God daughters 21st birthday as she is at University there

  99. Would love to just hop on and go for a few visits to places with my other half. We keep saying we want to visit all these places in the UK so this would really help with that.

  100. Ooh I love a train journey. So many lovely places to visit in the UK. I live in North London giving me easy access to the whole of the UK. The hardest thing is deciding where to go. Maybe I should start with A for Aberdeen.

  101. I’d love to visit Brighton as I went there as a child and I’d love to know if it is as exciting as I remember

  102. Would love to visit London to see some of the sights I have not yet visited, to some Christmas shopping would be amazing too as so may shops to choose from. A trip to the theatre is a must too! Many thanks

  103. I would love to visit Windermere with my sister, it would be a lovely treat, with lots of nice scenery,shops and restaurants, not forgetting all the fabulous walks

  104. I would like to visit Bath it looks such a pretty city and the spa baths look amazing. I think Christmas time would be lovely with the Christmas markets.

  105. I would use this prize towards a trip to London, as I have not been their for a long time. It would be great to walk the streets and see the sights.

  106. I would visit wales to see family aswell as explore this beautiful place would be amazing to do this with my family when there

  107. There’s something lovely about going on the train, you see so much more when you aren’t driving.
    Watching the landscapes change as you whizz along, and you don’t have to worry about parking!
    I’d love to try a rail break and see somewhere new!

  108. My husband and I have always fancied travelling up to Scotland from London but could never have afforded it… This would be phenomenal to experience this trip… thank you

  109. I would love to take a train to Mallaig, spend some time on the silver sands of Morar, which I last visited when I was eighteen, explore the islands and enjoy the beautiful sunsets and scenery.

  110. Well we would ‘walk’ 500 miles by beautiful train from Ayr to Portsmouth to visit my son who is in Royal Navy phase 2 training at HMS Collingwood. We miss him very much and would love to travel down to this beautiful part of the world on a surprise visit.

  111. WOW WHAT A FAB PRIZE DRAW 🙂 If I was the very lucky winner. my wonderful wife who has got heart failure.and also pos losing her sight in one eye. i would take her on a surprise trip to the Midlands for our 33rd Weddin Anniv . so she can visit her aunty who is her only living member of her family left.:-( dare i say before anythin happens to either one of them :-(. PS PLEASE EVERY1 STAY SAFE AND WELL. 🙂

  112. I would use it to visit the south coast where we love to go on holiday. It is such a long drive so would love to be able to afford rail travel.

  113. Train from Kings Cross to Inverness then onto Thurso. Then back down to Inverness and across to the Kyle of Lochalsh. Pop over to the Isle of Skye to start the return journey to Mallaig and down the West coast of Scotland and England. A Lovely long trip, taking in some of great scenery in a big loop.

  114. i would love to take a rail journey all around scotland, there are some many wonderful sights to see and so many places. I travelled by car with my late husband but as i have sight problems i cant do that anymore so to travel by rail would be fantastic

  115. I’d love to travel to Cornwall by train as it’s too far for my car to make it by road. Fingers crossed 🤞🤞

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