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“Meander round the Market” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Market Square

Market Square
Ranked #15 of 157 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: Cambridge is a market city, and stalls have been trading at the historic market square in the city centre since the middle ages. From Monday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, you will find stalls selling a wide range of goods including: Street Food, Books, Vinyl, CDs and DVDs Clothes, jewellery and bags Fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and health foods Second hand bikes Garden plants Mobile phones and accessories ...and much more! The market square also hosts a flourishing local food, arts and crafts market on Sundays (10am-4pm), selling organic produce from local farmers and work from some of the region's most talented artists, craftsmen, potters, sculptors and photographers.
Fulbourn, United Kingdom
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“Meander round the Market”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

A market since Saxon Times a few changes over the years I guess but still bustling and curious and a fine meeting place at the fountain. Ben with his little coffee van serves one of the best coffees in Cambridge and there is an area to sit, often in the shade but nice to watch passers by and watch a multiplex of buskers on the spot outside of the Guildhall and colourful wacky Snowy's Monument which is a photogenic gem. Some hidden treasures like the retro stalls gave me some curious presents and stylistic accessories, Nonie's flower stall on some Sundays is a place to buy an amazing flower bunch wrapped beautifully for your sweetheart, the Belgian waffle maker creates delicious strawberry and cream waffles, well priced and fresh and unusual vegetables can be selected at a couple of stalls and lastly but not least is the not so hidden treasure that be Dix's colourful and textured retro and gorgeous frock stall on the corner opposite the Cambridge University Press. Stunning. The market is always a must for our visitors a great Cambridge tradition, long may it last.

Visited September 2012
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“Disgusting rotten fruit and awful service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

I saw some beautiful lychees at the market. I asked for £4 worth. The girl started filling a bag with brown and green tiny ones from the top. I asked if I could rather have the red full ones at the bottom. She said no, I will fill the bag for you. I let her thinking she wouldn't try and sell me bad fruit. I noticed she took a handful out after weighing it and have it to me. I weighed it when I got home and she'd charged me £4 for about £3 worth. Every single one was soft and rotten. Absolutely disgusted. Myself and friends buy fruit from them often. I will be spreading the word and making sure no one has to eat their rotten fruit again! Disgusting!!!

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“A good mix”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

There is a good mix of a market, stores and restaurants right in the center of Cambridge every day of the week.

Visited January 2013
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“Variety”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Lots of variety in the stalls, a great feel and atmosphere about the place. Variety in the stalls such as hot food, drinks and stalls to purchase gifts and necessary groceries.

Visited December 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Where all the buz is”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Probably a tradition dating back many many years or centuries, Market Square is the city's central square. You can find there and buy anything you might be looking for, from little souvenirs, to christmas trees or bicycles. Many little shops are located at the streets nearby and around, as well as many bigger shoping centres. Once in a while there might be something special going on there, like a royal or a celebrity visit!

Visited December 2012
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