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Address: Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB5 8DR, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 322640
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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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Great place to relax

Midsummer Common is the largest open space in Cambridge. It's great to come to to chill out and unwind. Don't miss the summer Midsummer Fair (from which the common gets its name... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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 .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is where strawberry Fair is held every year with lots of stalls and Bands / DJs etc A beautiful spot where the River Flows through the park there are quite a few pubs/bars surrounding the Common so a good day out for the family - couple or people with smaller children

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Royston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

lots of nice green gras, litter bins and poeple lying around enjoying the sun and playing games.. highly recommended

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Midsummer Common is a good place to walk through, past the cows, to the river. There is a fair held each summer.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Midsummer Common is the largest open space in Cambridge. It's great to come to to chill out and unwind. Don't miss the summer Midsummer Fair (from which the common gets its name), its over 800 years old so don't miss that!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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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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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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