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The Common

The Avenue, Southampton, England
44 2380 833605
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Ranked #13 of 77 attractions in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is one of my favourite places in Southampton and I always go there to walk or to jog or to just relax: it is a huge park where there are more crowded spaces where people do sports and more isolated ones where you can lay on the grass and take a nap. It is amazing to sit on one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited with friends and our 4 year old son for a picnic. I used to go here as a child but have not been for many years and it was even better than I remember. There are loads of areas to walk and sit / play with a football or frisbee etc. There is also an enormous play area... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I lived right near the common whilst I was at University, and its a great place to walk and run, or relax in the summer!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The common is one of my favourite places to go, no matter the weather. In the sunshine so many people come out to picnic or walk or cycle. It's so serene and tranquil and with the Cowherds pub right next to it, a day is perfectly ended with a drink and a meal.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I like the Common because it's simply a great space to be able to do so many things. It's good for running, walking, taking your kids, having a picnic, sunbathing, visiting the lake, the cemetery etc. Best thing about it being so large is that you've always got your own space, it's definitely worth a visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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68 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Good area to have a good walk with safe walk ways , also little cafe in middle of the common well used and very friendly staff . Do have to mind those with bikes, so you do not get run over. Open space for all so might find loud music . Enjoy

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have mobility problems but I find it easy to walk round the common enjoy the wildlife and trees etc I have also taken part in events there such as the race for life it's a fantastic place for the events with the tracks already put in for running and cycling

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I run here 3+ times a week and love it!. It's a beautiful place. We also walk our dog daily here. It's also great for family fun days as there is duck ponds, play park, paddling pool and the hawthorns centre where you can learn about nature or grab a coffee. This is one of my favourite places in Southampton.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not a cloud in the sky. The Common was filled with many a visitor, all of which had the same idea. Fun! I was greatly suprised to not be bombarded with iPod Dj's and the latest hits being blasted out of battery powered speakers. (look at me, I'm getting old) There were families playing football, Friends relaxing with picnics and... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I'm on the common at least 3 times a week working out and it's a huge green space. There are some paths which need lighting adding as there have, over the years been too many attacks on people and whilst you are, unfortunately never going to be able to make somewhere liek this totally safe a decent level of lighting... More

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