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Address: The Avenue, Southampton, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 833605
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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Away from it all in the city

The Common is a part of the chain of green spaces in Southampton, and the largest of them. It is lovely for walking, has several lakes, beautiful trees, lots of places to stop and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Common is a part of the chain of green spaces in Southampton, and the largest of them. It is lovely for walking, has several lakes, beautiful trees, lots of places to stop and sit on the grass on a sunny day. A circuit at a good pace will take you 40 minutes, but you can spend much longer by... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great facility located in the city centre. It is well maintained and has many facilities suitable for all age groups. I use it every week for the Saturday park run when you have up to 700 runners doing their weekly 5k run.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Common is somewhere with something for everyone: a park,pool and ice cream stand for the kids, football, the Hawthorns Centre, The Cowherds pub, a duck pond. It's so beautiful, especially if you go a bit deeper into the woodlands. I've been so lucky nature spotting there (lizards, buzzards, badgers). I recommend everyone visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It's a nice place to spend on a Sunday afternoon when out for a stroll. There's the Cowherds pub which is a great place with a bit of character. In the summer months children to go in the play area, I believe there's a shallow pool there. The duck pond is a nice visit if that that's what you like... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

we regularly visit here for walks and a play in the park with my son it even nice on a cold winters day or a walk round and visit the duck pond

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gloucestershire
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156 reviews 156 reviews
65 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great space for walking, cycling, running, nice play area. Great pub the cowhurds which gets really busy.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I regularly go running on the Common and it is a lovely place to be. The Cowherds is also a nice pub on the edge of the Common which I would highly recommend. Whilst I've personally felt safe whilst running late, it may be advisable to avoid due to the poor lighting when it's dark.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The common is a great space in the heart of the city. I love that you can have a walk,cycle, run many different ways you can visit and always find your own space. Weather alone or with friends. Have met with friends for a kick about or family for a picnic. Has two pubs on the edge (I recommend the... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This common running alongside The Avenue leads right into the heart of the city centre. With its amazing waterfront to the south, Southampton enjoys this wonderful natural piece of nature right into the centre of the city. Take the time to stroll through The Common and perhaps call in to the Cowherds pub for an afternoon tea or a drop... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The Common is a beautiful area to walk and throughout the day it is home to dog walkers, cyclists, walkers, joggers and sports teams. There are many paths to explore and the area is so large that it can be quite easy to spend a couple of hours walking without retracing your steps. I would try and avoid walking through... More 

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