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The Common

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The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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fantastic place for dogs

wonderful green area in the middle of Southampton great place to walk the dogs Southampton Old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kate h
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ipswich
Old trees and reliable paths

I'm not sure how to review a Common! It's a large area of grass and trees with a good balance of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
benbasing
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paddling pool” (34 reviews)
“wildlife centre” (17 reviews)
“green space” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
The Avenue, Southampton, England
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+44 23 8083 3605
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"paddling pool"
in 34 reviews
"wildlife centre"
in 17 reviews
"green space"
in 16 reviews
"duck pond"
in 12 reviews
"boating lake"
in 10 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 13 reviews
"lovely place to walk"
in 9 reviews
"park run"
in 6 reviews
"play football"
in 6 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 14 reviews
"lots of open space"
in 5 reviews
"open fields"
in 4 reviews
"big park"
in 5 reviews
"play park"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 6 reviews
"nice pub"
in 4 reviews
"few hours"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful green area in the middle of Southampton great place to walk the dogs Southampton Old Cemetery is a fascinating place to wander around - just to one end of the Common.

Thank kate h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure how to review a Common! It's a large area of grass and trees with a good balance of wild and maintained.. and some ponds. Safe to explore and an ideal way to walk north from the city centre. A reall asset of...More

Thank benbasing
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Twice recently, I have visited the Cowherds pub to take lunch with a friend. On both occasions I arrived very early and took a 20-minute walk along the adjoining path onto the Common. It is a great place to walk. Plenty of playground attractions for...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I have visited the Cowsheds pub and there is a little parking outside so I walked along to see the newly opened children’s play park. There is a small kiosk and picnic benches. A couple of zip slides, a couple of wooden towers to climb...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I reallt enjoy the common.There is park benches, a lake, running tracks, everything. I visited it my first time in cold and rainy weather and it was ok. But with good weather it is great!

Thank Malvina A
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

A space for children, with a pool at summer time, a good pub, ample paths, plenty of grass, ancient trees, wide fields for playing sports with friends and family, space for barbecues,.... a giant park offering such a varied offer. Great place to visit and...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Excellent location and easily accessible to all in Southampton. Has large open fields great for picnics and letting the dogs loose. Also recently refurbished park which is great for the kids. And boasts a excellently organised park run which draws many runners of varying ability,...More

Thank Geoff R
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Have lived in Southampton for over a year now and I have only just visited the common. The OId cemetery is must, so much of Southampton's history is present here. Plus you can go searching for Titanic graves.

Thank Gemma C
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Had a lovely walk on the common. We were only adults but the play area seemed wonderful for children, for us it was a lovely walk in nice surroundings

Thank Marion M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Bounded on both sides by busy arterial roads, this Tardis of a green space (its much bigger than it seems to be) is a superb asset of Southampton city common. Throughout the summer there are many pop up events, that are mostly family orientated as...More

1  Thank NJC-1960
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sally b
2 May 2016|
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Response from Susan B |
Cemetery road is the nearest. Pay and display along the road side edge of the Common.
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