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The Common

The Avenue, Southampton, England
44 2380 833605
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Ranked #12 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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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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great to spend time leisurely walking around the common without the usual rushing of every day life.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Its a place worth going, as fun fair are a regular here. Great place to spend a day in. A lot of free space

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Excellent area close to town centre, interesting cemetery with Titanic acknowledgements of those who lost their lives Bird life fascinating,

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

A gem within the city, Southampton Common is a large semi-rural space with varied areas which are well-maintained ... Easy walks on tarmaced paths; secluded, wooded areas for quiet picnics; open spaces for games, sunbathing, etc.

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had a fantastic day here, so peaceful and with a small play area for the children it was fantastic! Also added bonus of free parking for upto 4 hours :) I think the only negative was we didn't spot any toilets, im sure the are some somewhere, but lots of tree's if not

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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