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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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Love the green space

Great anytime to visit, picnic, walk, family games, space to let off steam, enjoy the sunshine. Many events take place here. Education centre. Love the common

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Great anytime to visit, picnic, walk, family games, space to let off steam, enjoy the sunshine. Many events take place here. Education centre. Love the common

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful large open Common of ancient woodland, although allowed by The Council to become somewhat overgrown! Nevertheless great area for Picnics, families, children, joggers and wildlife lovers. A fantastic facility on the edge of the city. The Park Run takes place here every Saturday morning at 9.00 AM and is the second largest in the country with circa 700 entrants

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The common is always busy, it has a circlular walk around the lake. Start by the pub and just follow the path around. For families there is a play park and in the summers a splash pool. There are many large grassy area's were you can often see people having a barbecue or having large gatherings. We even saw a... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Went today with family and had a great time there. We walked around the lake, saw lots of wildlife and visited the playground and café. It's such a wonderful place to take children as most of it appears safe. There is however a busy main road in one area. It also seemed pretty clean. Lovely space for picnics, runners, walkers... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We realised that we lived quite near to Southampton Common. Someone said let's have a picnic and go on our bikes. It was a sunny afternoon and we had a lot of fun eating our picnic, riding our bikes and drinking our wine. We vowed to do it again soon.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Southampton is not a particularly attractive city. However, this place is fantastic. Plenty of open space. Good running routes- I recommend the weekly Parkrun starting at 09:00 every Saturday. Despite being close to the city centre, this place is well known for its peace and tranquility. It has offered a great escape from the stresses of working life. Great place-... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A great place to unwind and relax away from the city traffic. There are always lots of people jogging or walking dogs. On Saturdays mornings at 9am the Parkrun takes place; a free to enter 5km run.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The Common is great for runners, walkers, family picnics, bird spotters, football and cricket matches, fishing, kite flying and lots more. The Hawthorns sits on the site of the old Southampton zoo and is a great place to take the young (and not so young) wildlife fans. The Cowherds pub is often busy but sells decent food with a nice... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

There are many Parks in Southampton, this is by far the largest and how ever non the best. It's not well preserved and there are no facilities. Everything looks age-worn. However, If you like trees, this is a must as you'll find some Victorian times trees as tall as buildings. Worth going for the traveller, but worth improving for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A good place to have picnic and children play area with water area,loads of natural walks and safe for children to let off energy.busy during bank holiday so watch children but you'll all enjoy the fair, rides for everyone.

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Address: The Avenue, Southampton, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 833605
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton

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