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The Common

The Avenue, Southampton, England
44 2380 833605
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Ranked #14 of 78 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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406 reviews 406 reviews
69 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This massive open space is a great place with a wide variety of walks and places to just chill out in by day. You can easily forget that you are in the middle of a major city and clear your head or just people watch. A nice pub the Cowherd is on the Common and is ideal for refreshements. At... More

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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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