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The Common

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The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Great place for a walk

I used to live near the Common and would walk through frequently. Now live out of town and make a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Big open space

An area with a large new children's play area, walkways and pond. Popular with joggers, dog walkers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paddling pool” (34 reviews)
“open space” (19 reviews)
“green space” (15 reviews)
The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I used to live near the Common and would walk through frequently. Now live out of town and make a point of visiting as often as I can. Can still find peaceful spots. The café is very good too.

Thank woodslindyloo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An area with a large new children's play area, walkways and pond. Popular with joggers, dog walkers etc. The new play area was very busy.

Thank almyridafan
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a great place for walking but I would not take the dog again, to many city dogs. The common has many activities and has a great play park area for kids. Easily accessible and plenty of parking.

Thank Jane-Marie S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Always recommend Southampton Common - lovely for a walk. There's a couple of duck ponds and always see lots of runners and cyclists also.

Thank Princess_Peach90
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The common is a large open space of land for the public to use and is located north of the city centre of Southampton. This was created as common land in the 13th century and became a public park in 1844. Areas of the common...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Lovely surroundings with lots of space for everyone, walkers, joggers, cyclists etc. Children's play areas, lots of areas for ball games and picnics. Lovely ponds with swans and ducks and a finishing lake, something for everyone to enjoy.

Thank linkeitley
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Very big park, perfect to go running or for a walk, go with friends in sunny days or with kids or dogs. It also has an old cementery, nice to walk around

Thank Carmen A
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

A scenic route, the common has lots to do for everyone. At first glance you may think it's just a field however there is quite a lot to do. The Cowherds pub is situated on/next to the common and is apparently a nice pub. Just...More

Thank Amelia O
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Beautiful park in the middle of a city. It was great for a quiet walk. Visited the old cemetery and saw some widelife.

Thank rexandsam
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Ok in the day. Wouldn't want to walk alone. Lots of incidents have occurred in the last few years. Nice open space. Don't go there at night. It's known as a dogging site. Or if you do go at night stay out the bushes. Ok...More

Thank lianne p
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