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

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Ric Z
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 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.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 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

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Thank gumchewingfreak
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 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.

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Thank Ric Z
Thetford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 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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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 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.

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Thank DeeGee1646
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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934 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
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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Thank otolith
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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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Thank MatthewVH
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
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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Thank Jordanovichy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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467 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
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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