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“In two minds.”
Review of The Common

The Common
Ranked #7 of 90 things to do in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I walked there early each day with my dog when I stayed in a nearby hotel for a week. We used to do that years ago when we lived in the city and I thought it was great then. Now, however, the rubbish was quite a problem in the early morning before it was collected. I heard on the news that a woman was slashed with a knife one morning on the common during that week. This cannot help but make you wary. Still, it IS a large green area, with lovely trees and a real air of peace in the city centre - and that's worth a lot.

1  Thank Heather M
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

great for walks/ dog walkers/ picnics etc. wouldnt want t be there in the dark. good events fairs etc

1  Thank wiggy10
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

its quiet, peaceful, really big, perfect for jogging, dog walking or just a general walk. Has a couple of really amazing parks and has some lovely icecream :) the nature reserve there is a great visit as well :) however parking isnt great at times and can be difficult to have picnics etc because in good weather it can get very busy, however there is a pool :D on the other hand its not the best pool in the world and again gets very busy is sunny weather (warm weather). However i highly recommend it as a PERFECT MORNING OR AFTERNOON OUT :D

Thank jamest1995
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Lovely park to feed the ducks and have a stroll. If your lucky you may get to ride one of the fantastic fair rides they have when the fair is in town

Thank Ben P
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

I have been visiting the Common since childhood and seen some changes over the years , yet it still remains a a wonderful ammenity for City dwellers and others to experience a bit of country in the town. Long walks, lakes and nearby pubs all make this a wonderful place to visit.

Thank RichardG12
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