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The Common

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The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Anything but 'common'

Bounded on both sides by busy arterial roads, this Tardis of a green space (its much bigger than it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The Lungs of Southampton

I have to own up and say I live very near to The Common so could possibly be a bit biased! It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paddling pool” (34 reviews)
“wildlife centre” (16 reviews)
“green space” (16 reviews)
The Avenue, Southampton, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank NJC-1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to own up and say I live very near to The Common so could possibly be a bit biased! It is great to have such a vast open area (365 acres) in a busy city like Southampton and that has something to offer...More

Thank LovesailErica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Common is a fantastic large park situated in the city, with lakes and wooded and grass areas. This is a very nice area to stroll with family and friends and is popular with dog walkers. It is a great place to get away from...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Southampton common is a lovely area for familys, runners, dog walkers at any time of the year, there are good foot paths and plenty of green areas with a lovely enclosed New play park for children, also a nice bird feeding area again enclosed and...More

Thank Nicky S
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Common is a large flat, semi-wild park loved and used by the people of Southampton. It encompasses a wildlife centre, nature pond, boating lake, kids paddling pool, pub, church and cemeteries. It is popular for every type of sporting practise from sword fencing, or...More

1  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I normally go for a walk around the common all the time with my dogs and it is such an amazing park. You end up starting to talk to so many different people while walking the dogs and having a pubs near by makes it...More

Thank ryanm9528
Reviewed 13 December 2017

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.

1  Thank woodslindyloo
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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 7 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
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