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Address: Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB5 8DR, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 322640
Description: 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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Midsummer Common

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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224 reviews 224 reviews
129 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Midsummer Common is a large park area crisscrossed with diagonal pathways. It is a delightful place to walk and enjoy the fresh air. I use it regularly on my annual visits to my old college, Emmanuel. Midsummer Common is bounded on its north side by the River Cam and on its south side by Jesus College.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
57 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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