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Midsummer Common

0.9km
Victoria Avenue, Cambridge. CB5 8DH • (01223) 457000
Midsummer Common, Cambridge
Midsummer Common, Cambridge

Midsummer Common borders the River Cam and houseboats are typically moored on the common's bank with many colleges' boathouses located on the opposite bank. Home to the annual Midsummer Fair, one of the longest-established fairs in England, bonfire night and the Strawberry Fair.

Former names include Midsummer Green, Greencoft and Butts Green. The common is naturally grazed by a herd of bulls between April and October. Much work has been done in recent years to restore the common to how it originally looked, with the planting of new trees of local providence. There has been the recent addition of a community orchard near the Newmarket Road entrance and wild seed planting to increase the biodiversity of the space.

Features:

Free Entry, Picnic Area.

No easily accessible wifi. Smoking allowed.

Opening Times:

Open at all times. Free admission.

Booking:

Advance booking is not required.

Location:

Located north east of the city centre between Victoria Avenue and the River Cam.

Getting There:

National Rail Cambridge railway station: 25 minutes walk.

Parking:

Parking available nearby - payment required.

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Midsummer Common, CambridgeMidsummer Common, Cambridge
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Midsummer Common, Victoria Avenue, Cambridge. CB5 8DH • (01223) 457000

Last Updated Thursday 28 April 2022

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