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The Common

#11 of 131 things to do in Southampton Features Animals
The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Ok in the day

Ok in the day. Wouldn't want to walk alone. Lots of incidents have occurred in the last few... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lianne p
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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its a park

the common is a large park about a mile and a half from the city center. There are some nice walks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ukguyz
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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” (33 reviews)
“open space” (22 reviews)
“green space” (16 reviews)
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The Avenue, Southampton, England
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+44 23 8083 3605
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a cheap day with kids and A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP FOR ALL so much space and open air.i took a picnic for us. we played ,walked and soaked up the common a whole day out ,for free

Thank theviper2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had so many picnics here over the years, I think its got a little of everything to suit everyones needs. Worth a walk around if you are in the area.

1  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Somewhere to watch the sun shimmer on a winters morning. Good for walking and nice playground for the younger ones. I'd avoid going after dark though and the number of rats in autumn and spring time is horrible

Thank HaylingBilly63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to go for a walk, especially if you have a dog. Lots of open space for throwing a ball, but also lots of shady paths. With lakes & ponds, there are loads of habitats if you are into wildlife. Also a good...More

Thank Katof9tails
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Large open space , sometimes used for events, and fun fairs. Good area for children to run around ,plus you can cycle ,(so be aware of fast moving bikes) cafe and pub near or on site. Note you can park in some car parks nearby,...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Went for a family walk with in-lows and was excellent plenty of space to seat and relax also enjoyed " peace and quiet "

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