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The Common

Address: The Avenue, Southampton, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 833605
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Ranked #9 of 67 Attractions in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This 327-acre wide-open green space in the heart of Southampton is a designated "Site of Special...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It's a nice place to spend on a Sunday afternoon when out for a stroll. There's the Cowherds pub which is a great place with a bit of character. In the summer months children to go in the play area, I believe there's a shallow pool there. The duck pond is a nice visit if that that's what you like... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

we regularly visit here for walks and a play in the park with my son it even nice on a cold winters day or a walk round and visit the duck pond

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gloucestershire
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143 reviews 143 reviews
60 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great space for walking, cycling, running, nice play area. Great pub the cowhurds which gets really busy.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I regularly go running on the Common and it is a lovely place to be. The Cowherds is also a nice pub on the edge of the Common which I would highly recommend. Whilst I've personally felt safe whilst running late, it may be advisable to avoid due to the poor lighting when it's dark.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The common is a great space in the heart of the city. I love that you can have a walk,cycle, run many different ways you can visit and always find your own space. Weather alone or with friends. Have met with friends for a kick about or family for a picnic. Has two pubs on the edge (I recommend the... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This common running alongside The Avenue leads right into the heart of the city centre. With its amazing waterfront to the south, Southampton enjoys this wonderful natural piece of nature right into the centre of the city. Take the time to stroll through The Common and perhaps call in to the Cowherds pub for an afternoon tea or a drop... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The Common is a beautiful area to walk and throughout the day it is home to dog walkers, cyclists, walkers, joggers and sports teams. There are many paths to explore and the area is so large that it can be quite easy to spend a couple of hours walking without retracing your steps. I would try and avoid walking through... More 

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southampton
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Amazing green space in the city. Lovely walks lots to see with changing wildlife really lucky to have it

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Bath, United Kingdom
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82 attraction reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This massive open space is a great place with a wide variety of walks and places to just chill out in by day. You can easily forget that you are in the middle of a major city and clear your head or just people watch. A nice pub the Cowherd is on the Common and is ideal for refreshements. At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

After a few too many drinks, there is no better place to just go and chill in the sun and refresh yourselves! I was lucky it was close to my hotel, about a 10 min walk. HUGE space, even at it's busiest you are never cramped! So relaxing!

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