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The Common

#10 of 130 things to do in Southampton Features Animals
The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Lovely large park.

One of the best parks you'll find in a city this size, lots of wildlife, several water features and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nigel W
Very big park, free of charge

Very big park to walk or ride a cycle, all free of charge. It takes a few hours to walk around the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
England, 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paddling pool” (33 reviews)
“open space” (22 reviews)
“green space” (16 reviews)
The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best parks you'll find in a city this size, lots of wildlife, several water features and used for park runs on a Saturday.

Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very big park to walk or ride a cycle, all free of charge. It takes a few hours to walk around the full park though, so be aware of your location. Would recommend and will be returning.

Thank MandJ007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Southampton my husband and I went for a run in this park. It was really lovely, with lots of people out and about. It was nice to see dogs enjoying the park as well. Wide paths for everyone to share, play areas for...More

Thank sparkopotamus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Southampton common along with other parks is one of the cities gems. Well managed but not sterile, it's a perfect get away from the noise and traffic. Perfect for a picnic or walking the dog.

Thank evildoctornick
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I got the Bluestar 1 heading towards Winchester and got off at The Avenue Subway stop, after a short walk I had stumbled upon a small lake with swans and ducks enjoying it and it was very pleasant.

Thank KikitheNerdfighter
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Nice location, pet friendly, perfect place to enjoy your walk and appreciate British plants and local birds.

Thank Buddettes_Journey
Reviewed 17 May 2017

really lovely to walk, run or bike around, good for dog walking. Nothing spectacular though. Good for picnics or playing games outside

Thank Gemma M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

beautiful countryside just a stones throw from the bustling city centre, a perfect place to walk, to sit, to relax, to picnic

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Common is a great place for young and old alike. Dog walkers, pushchair and pram pushers, wheelchair wheelers, toddlers, children, cyclists, walkers, runners, sports participants, picnic eaters, music fans, chatterers, meeters, drinkers, diners, bird-watchers, duck feeders, wildlife enthuusiasts, childrens play area climbers and sliders,...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Common is a brilliant place for kids to run around, play football ( or any ball games ) and in todays case fly a kite. I often bring the kids to the common to have a cycle and kick about. Decent size paddling pool...More

Thank brianhoop
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