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Address: Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB5 8DR, England
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Open grassland area that hosts a number of events including the Midsummer...

Open grassland area that hosts a number of events including the Midsummer Fair, which dates back to the 13th century, the annual Strawberry Fair, fireworks on Guy Fawkes' Night and touring circuses.

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Pleasant Green Space

I have visited the common multiple times over the years, first seeing it during a Strawberry Fair in the 90s. It is a pleasant green sace, though not as manacured as some other... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Thetford, United Kingdom
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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538 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I have visited the common multiple times over the years, first seeing it during a Strawberry Fair in the 90s. It is a pleasant green sace, though not as manacured as some other greens in the city. It does provide some fresh air, and a peaceful walk or lounge and is a good break from the "city." My most recent... More 

Thank padreray
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

As host of the annual midsummer fair this is one of the more 'wild' open spaces in Cambridge which i thinks adds to its charm with longer grass and less crowds than the more neatly kept open spaces. The riverside path is very popular with cyclists and joggers a like and is a very pleasant walk at any time of... More 

Thank Stardawntravel
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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579 reviews
231 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Midsummer Common provides a lovely walk. You can walk along the river and see the boats. Midsummer Common is usually the least busy common, in Cambridge city centre.

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

From fairs, to fishing, joggers, boats and a cold beer. Mid summer common has it all, or just a big area to play in.

Bristol, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

There are quite a few green spaces in Cambridge and most of them are beautiful, this one included, though I'd rate others above it. It's still a nice place to sit and relax, specially in the summer

Thank gumchewingfreak
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327 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Even though this is one of the lesser well kept green spaces in Cambridge, holding both the Strawberry Fair and Beer Festival make this a great little spot away from the busier central side of Cambridge.

Thank Ric Z
Thetford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Midsummer Common covers a large area of land in the centre of Cambridge. it is use for cattle, fun fairs, firework displays, the occasional circus in fact it has many use's, it is also near to the river Cam so there so you can enjoy a walk by the river call into the Fort St George pub for a drink,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

What more can I say other than its a common! I wouldn't suggest that anybody goes out of their way to visit here, other than if they feel the need to go to the on-site loo's.

Thank DeeGee1646
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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973 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is the site of the Strawberry Fair and the fun fair as well. As such it does tend to attract scallywags and skulking packs of teenagers to be honest. It is in a nice central location and near the river, but there are definitely better, more well-maintained green spaces in good old Cambridge that could be considered more picnic-worthy.

Thank otolith
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Midsummer Common is a huge expanse of grass very close to the river , cattle often graze on it, but there is plenty of room for everyone, On the northern edge is the river and The Fort St George pub sits proudly by a handy footbridge on the riverbank .

Thank MatthewVH

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