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Address: City Centre, Southampton, England
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+44 23 8083 3605

Established during the 1860s, the central parks including West Park, East...

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.

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Shame it's spoilt a bit

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... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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850 reviews
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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 was enjoying the park too much to be looking at other people.

Thank MrsBsTravels
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118 reviews
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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 it in turns begging in the town centre, they share dogs and the majority of... More 

Thank Nigel P
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 different pieces of equipment that should keep different ages occupied including climb on boat and... More 

Thank Timothy L
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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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 end was ruined half way round as the result of this which I won't describe.... More 

Thank WightStripe
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30 reviews
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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 assaults/muggings it's far safer to avoid and use a taxi.

Thank Laura G
Southampton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
81 attraction reviews
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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
Southampton, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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 man. Avoid walking through the parks at night as sexual assaults have been reported.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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 anymore as I am afraid one of there staffy dogs could attack as most are... More 

Thank njab B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

The quickest way to walk from one end of the town to the other is in a direct line from Mayflower Park or the docks, up the QE2 mile, High St and Above Bar. But a prettier way, in an oasis of green, is to walk through 5 more of Southampton's many parks that are linked by wide roads. Hoglands... More 

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