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Midsummer Common

Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB5 8DR, England
44 1223 322640
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Ranked #54 of 106 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Parks
Owner description: Open grassland area that hosts a number of events including the Midsummer Fair, which dates back to the 13th century, the annual Strawberry Fair,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Like a lot of the parks in Cambridge-this one gets very busy during summer Easy reach to The tivoli on chesterton road (wetherspoons) and lots of other bars..The fort of St George gets very busy and is worth a visit -- especially on a summers day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

should be nice and safe but unfortunately it's frequented by local drunks hence it's littered and shabby

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

A brilliant piece of greenery just next to the main city centre areas. Darwin was inspired by beetle-collecting expeditions to Midsummer Common as an undergraduate. I can see why he came here - it is still well-loved as a football and cricket pitch, and looks brilliant in the bright sun!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Very social, always a lot of people to meet, watch, see. Great for having a kick about in the sun, or socialising whilst sun-bathing. Gets a bit empty during the winter months as expected.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

As its name has it, Midsummer Common is the place to go when in Cambridge, during the summer. A great place for bbqs or just to watch the fireworks in November. You might also catch a glimpse of the rowing teams that practice at the river, a truly exciting experience!

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st neots
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Wide open space where in the summer the Midsummer Fair arrives and stays for a week. A great attraction. Good access to the river Cam.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This area of land is usually empty with grass that is in need of mowing. Cows are often seen grazing on it. There are fairs held here a couple of times a year. The most popular and best event held here is the midsummer common fireworks which are held here every year on firework night. They are well worth watching.... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

There always seem to be some loud event here in the summer. Heavy vehicles churn up the ground and leave mud everywhere. Least attractive of the Cambridge green spaces.

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Suffork
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

A large open grass park with alot of activity when the weather is nice.

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Peterborough UK
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

What a pleasant place to spend an hour or two in Springtime or Summer. Midsummer Common is a little piece of Middle England to savour a sunny day. The backdrop features the tops of the historic colleges and churches of Cambridge. Great place for couples and families to enjoy the lush greenery and the fresh air away from the bustle... More

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