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The Common

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The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Walk on the common

Had a lovely walk on the common. We were only adults but the play area seemed wonderful for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marion M
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Nyon District, Switzerland
Anything but 'common'

Bounded on both sides by busy arterial roads, this Tardis of a green space (its much bigger than it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
NJC-1960
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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 good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paddling pool” (34 reviews)
“wildlife centre” (16 reviews)
“green space” (16 reviews)
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The Avenue, Southampton, England
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+44 23 8083 3605
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"paddling pool"
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"wildlife centre"
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"green space"
in 16 reviews
"duck pond"
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"large park"
in 11 reviews
"boating lake"
in 10 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 13 reviews
"lovely place to walk"
in 9 reviews
"play football"
in 6 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 14 reviews
"wide open spaces"
in 6 reviews
"walking dogs"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 6 reviews
"nice pub"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
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"few hours"
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"southampton city"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 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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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I normally go for a walk around the common all the time with my dogs and it is such an amazing park. You end up starting to talk to so many different people while walking the dogs and having a pubs near by makes it...More

Thank ryanm9528
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

I used to live near the Common and would walk through frequently. Now live out of town and make a point of visiting as often as I can. Can still find peaceful spots. The café is very good too.

1  Thank woodslindyloo
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

An area with a large new children's play area, walkways and pond. Popular with joggers, dog walkers etc. The new play area was very busy.

Thank almyridafan
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a great place for walking but I would not take the dog again, to many city dogs. The common has many activities and has a great play park area for kids. Easily accessible and plenty of parking.

Thank Jane-Marie S
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