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England in September brings pleasant weather and colorful fall foliage, making the country’s landscape more picturesque during this time. And when it comes to places to visit, England has no dearth of options. The country has numerous historical landmarks, natural wonders, and man-made marvels that never fail to dazzle visitors. These include Tower Bridge, Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall, and the Tower of London. It is no wonder England continues to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. So, if you are planning a trip to England in September, here is everything you need to know. 

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England Weather in September

England in September experiences crispy air, leaves changing and warm weather
Discover the landscape of England in September and enjoy the fall season in England with autumn leaves and crisp air.

The weather in England in September ushers in the fall season with its fluttering leaves and crisp, clean air. England in September has an average temperature of 19°C with an average minimum of 11°C, which is ideal for exploring this historic country. There is a possibility of rain showers towards the month’s end, but it is not at all bad compared to the preceding months of July and August. The weather in England in September is still warm, with some hints of the oncoming winter. 

Weather in England in September - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)231915
Avg Nightly (°C)181310
Avg Daily (°F)746759
Avg Nightly (°F)655650
Avg Rainfall (mm)382629


Celebrate the Bristol national Balloon Festival that takes place annually.
Teams from the UK and other parts of the world bring their hot air balloons to the site and participate in Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.
The Sunrise in Stonehenge.
Take a drive to Stonehenge early in the morning. Watch the sun rise over its stones, and take in the autumnal equinox.

From its pleasant weather conditions to vibrant autumn-adorned landscapes to its wine, food, and festivals, there are many reasons to visit England in September. Below we have listed some awesome reasons why you should visit England in September.  

  • Festivals galore: England hosts several festivals in September, including the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, the Cornish Pasty Festival, and the Great British Cheese Festival. England also celebrates the Scarborough Jazz Festival this month, which is also rated as one of the top five festivals by the Guardian Festival Guide. The Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is also celebrated at this time of the month, where there is 80 food and drink stalls for live demonstrations, book readings, and talks from celebrity chefs and food experts.
  • Theater and music: September is when some of the most prominent theater productions and music festivals take place in England. With shows like The Book of Mormon and Mamma Mia! running in the West End and music festivals such as Bestival and Creamfields, there is something for everyone.
  • Visiting Stonehenge: If you appreciate the outdoors, this is the perfect time to go to Stonehenge. Mark September 23rd on your calendar to observe the Autumnal Equinox and witness the dawn over the monuments. Visit Stonehenge early in the morning to experience the sunrise.
  • Fewer crowds:  If you are looking to avoid the crowds and save money, September is the best time to visit England. Since the month is considered off-peak season, you will find lower rates on accommodation and airfare. You will also have more options for activities with fewer travelers around.

Where to go and what to do

Sunset at Hadrian Wall in Northumberland in England.
A visit to Hadrian's Wall will take you back in time, across the North Sea and past the castles of England's most famous Roman legionaries.

September weather is the last gasp of summer in England, and as such, you will find that the weather is still pretty good. England in September sees fewer crowds, as people return to work and school after their summer holidays. Many big attractions, like the Tower of London, will have fewer people, and there are plenty of festivals that one can enjoy throughout the month.

You can visit the seaside towns which is a popular activity in September, particularly for those with young children who want to make the most of the last few weeks before school starts. Brighton, Bournemouth, and Margate, as well as Buckingham Palace, are all great places to visit during this month. Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall, and Warwick Castle are other great attractions that you should check out while traveling in England in September. Besides, beaches are also far less crowded than in the peak summer months. 

The summer deals will still be going on in many stores, so if you're planning to shop while in England, September is still a fantastic time to go. You can also take a tour of major cities of England like Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds which are also wonderful places to discover amazing deals.

England is a perfect holiday destination all year round. But with its lovely weather, bountiful festivals, and tons of attractions free of tourist crowds, September can be one of the best months to visit the country. Book your trip today for a memorable holiday experience.

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Published by Astha Joshi, updated on August 3, 2022

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