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The Common

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This is just a lovely public space. A few miles from the city centre so get a bus. Regular service... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great open space

great open space lots of good walks - only toilet facilities appear to be by the... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
Sue N
Messé, Poitou-Charentes, France
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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.
The Avenue, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just a lovely public space. A few miles from the city centre so get a bus. Regular service. Then just walk and enjoy this beautiful free space. Great for kids.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michaelhouse69
Reviewed December 10, 2018

great open space lots of good walks - only toilet facilities appear to be by the play ground and are only open when the cafe is open

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue N
Reviewed December 10, 2018

The common is lovely for a walk, alone or with children, family and Dogs! There is a child's play area for kids, a trail around the common and plenty of areas to sit. It host's Park Run on a Saturday so of course can be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Becky_Gleeson
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Large park with good paths, free parking for 4 hours in the daytime, nice cafe, and a good playpark and lake.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barrie
Reviewed October 29, 2018

The a Common is a wonderful amenity. It offers a great space for walkers, runners, cyclists, kids, dogs...mainly on the flat, unless you’re doing Parkrun when you’ll notice a few little slopes!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sabra R
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Having lived in Southampton with dogs for many years, I've often been to The Common and love it. There are lots of routes you can take to get around it and a couple of lakes where you can watch the birds, relax and get away...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nikki G
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I caught the bus (number 1 Bluestar) from the city centre to the common and was pleasantly surprised when I got off near the COWSHERD pub. I walked right into the Common and decided to just follow the main pathway as I hadn't been there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Huge, green area in the middle of the town. Peaceful and beautiful. A great place to recharge your batteries for time to time.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ewa S
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

The common is so big you can find any use for it! I’ve been here to meet up with friends a number of times and also just to go for a walk. I always see people walking their dogs, on a day out with their...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mel28379
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to take the kids out and enjoy the last of the good weather. In a good location not far from the city centre and by the main road to the motorway. So after popping into the city and get the children some fresh...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TopTravelerUK
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May 16, 2018|
Response from LovesailErica | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are correct, I have tried to update postcode, but nothing from TripAdvisor yet.
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Cemetery road is the nearest. Pay and display along the road side edge of the Common.