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Address: The Avenue, Southampton, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 833605
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Description: This 327-acre wide-open green space in the heart of Southampton is a...
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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Providing a valuable open space for Southampton residents

Great space used by the people of Southampton and this reviewer for many generations. Despite living overseas for more than 30 years I'm always drawn back to the Common on every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great space used by the people of Southampton and this reviewer for many generations. Despite living overseas for more than 30 years I'm always drawn back to the Common on every trip home. Little has changed and the area still appears to attract families, couples, exercises, dog walkers etc. overall the Common is well maintained and the local Council is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Southampton Common is the largest open space within the City boundaries. This is a good space for children to visit, my children love it. Southampton Common is 326 acres, it includes areas of woodland, parkland, rough grassland, ponds, wetlands, nature trails, a paddling pool, a children's play area, a model yachting pond and a fishing lake. There is also a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Relaxing place to chill, relax and have a picnic. There are two pubs at each end of the common. Both serve good food. There is splash pool area and a park for children to play in. Very safe and secure.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Because this is common land it is a piece of quiet, with lakes, masses of mixed deciduous woodland, spaces for runners and cyclists and a play-park and paddling lake for the little ones. Hawthorns Wildlife Centre is situated on the Common and is a haven for local fauna, and a good space to bring children. Because we are local we... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

you can feed the duck and nice cafe there and happy safe place for runners and children and doggies, free parking and cowherd pub is good for a coffee or hot chocolate

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There can't be many cities which have the area of green space as Southampton. Enclosed within the green space is the University and the Common provides a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Southampton Common is a great place to visit, it has lots of lovely areas, a great place for a family picnic, in the summer there is a lovely paddling pool for children, lots of wildlife and the Old Southampton Cemetry that is full of gravestones from many years ago it is fascinating. There is also the Hawthorns to visit where... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Southampton is very lucky in having such a large and green area within the middle of the city. This is a well used park by many (including myself) for walking, cycling, paddling in the pool, going to the pub etc. It would benefit from more council investment with perhaps public toilets (these were removed years ago), permanent BBQ's (people currently... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There's always something to watch (even if it is a lot of students dressed as Harry Potter playing "quidditch) lots of easy parking. Great for walking cycling or jogging.

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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Southampton Common is a gem in the local crown, so to speak. Massive green open space for ball games and walking - busy in hot weather but never so crowded you can't find your own space - with wooded areas and paths throughout so catering for most outdoor cravings. Most 'facilties' are at the town end where you have the... More 

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