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Interesting to wander

A great open space in the centre of Cambridge. Interesting to wander around and feel in the country... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Mike F
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Cows in the city

We cut across the common and loved the sight of a herd of cows in the middle of a city completely... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
United Kingdom
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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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Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB5 8DR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoy walking through Midsummer Common because it's the unruly park where you can run into cows! It's peaceful and naturey.

Thank SaraBourque
Reviewed 16 September 2018

A great open space in the centre of Cambridge. Interesting to wander around and feel in the country in the city

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 12 September 2018

A little be ok to open green area near the centre of Cambridge with a resident herd of cows, completely at home here!

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We cut across the common and loved the sight of a herd of cows in the middle of a city completely unphased by their location! A very lovely place near to the river and great for a picnic.

Thank Portmaid
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Located on the north side of the city, ‘Midsummer Common’ is a lovely example of open green space set aside for enjoyment by locals and visitors. It is adjacent to the river Cam and offers a nice place to view the rowers practising their craft....More

Thank filthurlow
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Vast expanse of open grassland with the river cam at the northern end. There are a number of houseboats and the local rowing club is in regular action on the water. It’s a great space for walking, and simple leisure pleasure , and ideal for...More

1  Thank Chasingdreamscape
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This is to review the park area but only for the first weekend of June, which is the time for Strawberry Fair. Most parks in Cambridge have toilets that require at least 20p so make sure you take change out with you for a day...More

Thank D L
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I have visited the common multiple times over the years, first seeing it during a Strawberry Fair in the 90s. It is a pleasant green sace, though not as manacured as some other greens in the city. It does provide some fresh air, and a...More

Thank padreray
Reviewed 31 March 2017

As host of the annual midsummer fair this is one of the more 'wild' open spaces in Cambridge which i thinks adds to its charm with longer grass and less crowds than the more neatly kept open spaces. The riverside path is very popular with...More

Thank Stardawntravel
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Midsummer Common provides a lovely walk. You can walk along the river and see the boats. Midsummer Common is usually the least busy common, in Cambridge city centre.

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