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The Common

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The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Autumn walk

Always recommend Southampton Common - lovely for a walk. There's a couple of duck ponds and always... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
Get out of the city

The common is a large open space of land for the public to use and is located north of the city... read more

Reviewed 3 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” (18 reviews)
“wildlife centre” (14 reviews)
The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 ameliaosborne01
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
Reviewed 13 August 2017

the common is a large park about a mile and a half from the city center. There are some nice walks round the common and if you take the time there is plenty of wildlife to be seen

Thank ukguyz
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Southampton Common is vast and has all the facilities a park should have. great for picnics or a pub lunch, great for kids of all ages and ideal if you want to work out and lose a few pounds

Thank DWH2008
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We recently walked around The Common with Spanish visitors. They were so impressed that we have such a wonderful piece of countryside on our doorstep.

Thank Allyson h
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