Best British annual events in Autumn 2021


1. The Braemar Gathering

Date: 4th September 2021

Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Enjoy the skills of the pipers and Highland dancers and the stamina of the hill runners as well as the international athletes taking part in the heavy events. Sample contemporary Scotland with live music, top-quality arts and crafts and local food and drink at one of The Queen’s favourite annual events.

2. British Science Festival

Date: 7th – 11th September 2021

Location: Chelmsford, South East

Organised each year by the British Science Association, The British Science Festival shines the limelight on Britain’s top scientists. The Festival lasts over six days and past events have ranged from lectures and debates for adults, to hands-on activity for schools and families, to comedy, theatre and expeditions.

3. Jane Austen Festival

Date: 10th- 19th September 2021

Location: Bath, South West

Visit Bath during the annual Jane Austen Festival for an immersive Regency experience. Walk alongside other Jane Austen fans in the spectacular, opening Grand Regency Costumed Promenade. Past events have included elegant guided walks and day trips, intriguing talks, music recitals and concerts, as well as workshops and dance classes.

4. Last Night of the Proms & BBC Proms in the Park

Date: 11th September 2021

Location: London, South East

For a very British cultural experience, don’t miss the final night crescendo of the biggest classical music festival on earth, the BBC Proms. The legendary Last Night of the Proms is the culmination of an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral and classical music concerts taking place across London. Last Night of the Proms tickets are very popular, so plan ahead. The celebrations include BBC Proms in the Park, which take place in London’s Hyde Park.

5. Ironman Wales

Date: 12th September 2021

Location: Pembrokeshire, Wales

A spectacular course, often called one of the most challenging races in the world, that takes in stunning beaches and medieval fortresses.

6. Great North Run

Date: 12th September 2021

Location: Newcastle, North East

A series of professional and junior athletics activities for the Great North Run weekend has been developed over the last few years, using Newcastle, Gateshead Quaysides as a 'virtual arena'. The run starts in the city centre, winds past several iconic sights, and ends at the sea.

7. Roald Dahl Day

Date: 13th September 2021

Location: Buckinghamshire, South East

The official Roald Dahl Day takes place every year on the storyteller’s birthday, 13 September. A number of activities and events take place at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in his home village of Great Missenden.

8. TweedLove Bike Festival