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The Common

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The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Beautiful!

I reallt enjoy the common.There is park benches, a lake, running tracks, everything. I visited it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Malvina A
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Helsingborg, Sweden
Versatile!

A space for children, with a pool at summer time, a good pub, ample paths, plenty of grass, ancient... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
365Explore
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England, United Kingdom
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This 327-acre wide-open green space in the heart of Southampton is a designated "Site of Special Scientific Interest" and an excellent venue for picnicking, walking and watching wildlife.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paddling pool” (34 reviews)
“wildlife centre” (16 reviews)
“green space” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
The Avenue, Southampton, England
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+44 23 8083 3605
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"paddling pool"
in 34 reviews
"wildlife centre"
in 16 reviews
"green space"
in 16 reviews
"duck pond"
in 12 reviews
"boating lake"
in 10 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 13 reviews
"lovely place to walk"
in 9 reviews
"park run"
in 6 reviews
"play football"
in 6 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 14 reviews
"open fields"
in 4 reviews
"lots of open space"
in 5 reviews
"big park"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 6 reviews
"nice pub"
in 4 reviews
"few hours"
in 7 reviews
"southampton city"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I reallt enjoy the common.There is park benches, a lake, running tracks, everything. I visited it my first time in cold and rainy weather and it was ok. But with good weather it is great!

Thank Malvina A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A space for children, with a pool at summer time, a good pub, ample paths, plenty of grass, ancient trees, wide fields for playing sports with friends and family, space for barbecues,.... a giant park offering such a varied offer. Great place to visit and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location and easily accessible to all in Southampton. Has large open fields great for picnics and letting the dogs loose. Also recently refurbished park which is great for the kids. And boasts a excellently organised park run which draws many runners of varying ability,...More

Thank Geoff R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have lived in Southampton for over a year now and I have only just visited the common. The OId cemetery is must, so much of Southampton's history is present here. Plus you can go searching for Titanic graves.

Thank Gemma C
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Had a lovely walk on the common. We were only adults but the play area seemed wonderful for children, for us it was a lovely walk in nice surroundings

Thank Marion M
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Bounded on both sides by busy arterial roads, this Tardis of a green space (its much bigger than it seems to be) is a superb asset of Southampton city common. Throughout the summer there are many pop up events, that are mostly family orientated as...More

Thank NJC-1960
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have to own up and say I live very near to The Common so could possibly be a bit biased! It is great to have such a vast open area (365 acres) in a busy city like Southampton and that has something to offer...More

Thank LovesailErica
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

The Common is a fantastic large park situated in the city, with lakes and wooded and grass areas. This is a very nice area to stroll with family and friends and is popular with dog walkers. It is a great place to get away from...More

Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Southampton common is a lovely area for familys, runners, dog walkers at any time of the year, there are good foot paths and plenty of green areas with a lovely enclosed New play park for children, also a nice bird feeding area again enclosed and...More

Thank Nicky S
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Common is a large flat, semi-wild park loved and used by the people of Southampton. It encompasses a wildlife centre, nature pond, boating lake, kids paddling pool, pub, church and cemeteries. It is popular for every type of sporting practise from sword fencing, or...More

1  Thank Jane C
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