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The Common

The Avenue, Southampton, England
44 2380 833605
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Ranked #11 of 65 attractions in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The common is a very well maintained park area, great for walking dogs...there are always a lot of dogs so sorry if you don't like them it isn't for you. There is a lovely pub, the Cowherds, if you want food or drinks. The down side is that the children's park is not always as well kept as the rest.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Being a local 'Southamptoner', I walk through the Common each day to get to work and it is refreshing to see such a vast amount of green space being used by such a huge variety of people. Students studying, youth playing sports and couples or families walking their dog. One would think you were actually in New York walking through... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great in summer , little park for kids and a outdoor swimming pool ( only open in 6 weeks holidays) great for walks ,runs and bike rides .BBqs allowed so great for picnic's. Theres a little wildlife center with cafe and toilets .

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Common - so big and green, and so near to town. Plenty of space to walk talk& cycle. Great place/space to take kids to run off steam.

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Woking, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We spent a lovey morning walking around the common. There is a large free (at the weekend)car park at one end and lots of way marked walks of varying distances. There is a large childrens play area and a paddling pool (open in the summer) ponds and a boating lake and lots of large open spaces to run/roam around. There... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A real wild space in the city with lakes, woods open spaces and look at the cemetery: lots of wild flowers and wildlife!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

360-odd acres of well kept green space. There is a wide variety of spaces to enjoy: areas for sports and games; secluded, wooded areas for picnics; open areas for sunbathing; paved walks for ambling; "off-piste" areas for exploring. Southampton is lucky to have this space so close to the centre of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Big open fields just out of the main City Centre, ideal dog walking, jogging and a great pub, The Cowherds...not much to say really, trees and bushes and a nice walk not far from the City

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

i wish i could find this lovely open space more welcoming... It has all the right elements, but still fails to deliver on general issues such as security. I would not come here alone and would probably chose the nearer car parks next time. This occasion i parked out on the road and walked through to the park. The water... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

A lovely common to walk or jogg around ,there is a small pond so you can feed ducks children love it plus children play area ,there are also other ponds ,also a paddling pool. For the adults a pub but I have not visited it.plenty of walks,a lovely old cemetery Captain Smith from Titanic is buried there.well worth a visit.

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