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The Common

The Avenue, Southampton, England
44 2380 833605
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Ranked #13 of 72 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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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
68 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Big area for a bit of exercise in the city. Though I see some strange people lurking about I may be one of them. I cycle through there a lot and it is always busy with joggers, people walking their dogs and other cyclists. On a hot day it is full of BBQs and kids paddling in the pool. Despite... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Excellent parking, wide open spaces that are exceptionally well maintained by the Park team. Great for picnics, ball games, walking, fishing, the Hawthorne Centre offers tea, coffee and snacks. Paddling pool open after Easter for little ones. Cowherds Pub is on the common great for families and adults groups. Fantastic free fun, very safe during the day, would avoid at... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Huge park..almost like a little forest! Has few lakes, lots of grass seating areas, running paths, children playgrounds! Perfect place for a day out or an evening walk !

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This park is a breath of fresh air in the middle of the city , Great for walks , jogs , BBQ's , picnics. There is a little park for kids and a paddling pool which is great but only open when its very hot ( and in summer holidays ). There is a wildlife center with a café, toilets... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

take the dog and the wife, just dont look at anyone funny. Dont go after dark and you will be fine as well.

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