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The Central Parks

City Centre, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Lovely parks area

These are lovely parks in the city and it is a nice pleasant place to go for a peaceful walk away... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Gary B
Didn't expect this

Walked through this beautiful park on the way to town from our hotel. It was beautiful, with lots... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
MrsBsTravels
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Established during the 1860s, the central parks including West Park, East Park, Palmerston Park, Houndwell, Hoglands and Queen's Park are spread through the heart of the city and are listed on the English Heritage's Register of History Parks and Gardens.
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible12%
20 Jan 2018
“Lovely parks area”
18 Feb 2017
“Didn't expect this”
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City Centre, Southampton, England
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+44 23 8083 3605
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

These are lovely parks in the city and it is a nice pleasant place to go for a peaceful walk away from the hectic city.

Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Walked through this beautiful park on the way to town from our hotel. It was beautiful, with lots of different areas for the kids to discover and enjoy. We liked the mosaics the most. Didn't see anyone doing anything unsavoury there, but I guess I...More

Thank MrsBsTravels
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The title of this review sounds like the pirate map from the hilarious old film yellow beard!! But is actually a guide to fitting in in the central parks of Southampton these days!! They are like a magnet for drunks and drug addicts! They take...More

Thank Nigel P
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Behind Above Bar Street in the City Centre, on the way down to Debenhams there is a really good children's play area. We use it with our children of 18 months and 3 and a half and they love it. There are a variety of...More

Thank Timothy L
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

As others have said the park could be a lovely place to visit but for some of the people in it or more to the point what they do in full view of everyone, which is disgusting. A walk round the rockery at the far...More

Thank WightStripe
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This park is close to my hotel, it's a very good park and you can approach city Center via this park. It's good to avoid in the night.

Thank MaheshKrishna
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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

The parks are quite picturesque during the day and would be a nice place if it wasn't for the drunks that are all over the place, sleeping on benches and just generally everywhere. At night is a complete no go as there are so many...More

Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Full of drunks drinkimg special brew urinating in plain sight of everyone swearing shouting and being generally displeasing. Avoid this park go to palmerston instead

Thank ProjectAlice56
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Reviewed 5 March 2015

During the day the parks are great and a nice walk however there are drunks that sit in these parks during the day. My girlfriend and I had a nice summer picnic in one of the parks only to get verbally abused by a drunk...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2015

a nice walk threw from the top of town to the bottom but find it very intimidation at 9 o'clock in the morning it is full of drunks drinking strong polish beer and special brew I used to walk threw with my son but not...More

Thank njab B
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