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The Common

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Great for a walk, exercise or playpark!

Large park with good paths, free parking for 4 hours in the daytime, nice cafe, and a good playpark... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Parkrun.

The a Common is a wonderful amenity. It offers a great space for walkers, runners, cyclists, kids... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Sabra R
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“paddling pool”(35 reviews)
“wildlife centre”(17 reviews)
“green space”(17 reviews)
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.
The Avenue, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
+44 23 8083 3605
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Southampton
from US$661,00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large park with good paths, free parking for 4 hours in the daytime, nice cafe, and a good playpark and lake.

Thank Barrie
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The a Common is a wonderful amenity. It offers a great space for walkers, runners, cyclists, kids, dogs...mainly on the flat, unless you’re doing Parkrun when you’ll notice a few little slopes!

Thank Sabra R
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Having lived in Southampton with dogs for many years, I've often been to The Common and love it. There are lots of routes you can take to get around it and a couple of lakes where you can watch the birds, relax and get away...More

Thank Nikki G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I caught the bus (number 1 Bluestar) from the city centre to the common and was pleasantly surprised when I got off near the COWSHERD pub. I walked right into the Common and decided to just follow the main pathway as I hadn't been there...More

1  Thank Allan S
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Huge, green area in the middle of the town. Peaceful and beautiful. A great place to recharge your batteries for time to time.

Thank Ewa S
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The common is so big you can find any use for it! I’ve been here to meet up with friends a number of times and also just to go for a walk. I always see people walking their dogs, on a day out with their...More

Thank Mel28379
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We wanted to take the kids out and enjoy the last of the good weather. In a good location not far from the city centre and by the main road to the motorway. So after popping into the city and get the children some fresh...More

Thank TopTravelerUK
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I don't visit here very often, however there is lots of space to walk the dog, a better play area is now up and running, which does not seem as popular as the old one how ever I visited the area at a time when...More

Thank Teresa V
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I absolutely adore going to the Common. It is a great place to go to restore your energy. Experience wildlife. Make memories. There is the duck pond, the boating lake. There is a children's play area. Hawthorns cafe is a good place for a coffee....More

Thank SheWh0Heals
Reviewed 12 August 2018

I love cycling through the common on my way to and from work. There is such a lot of wildlife to see and photograph. There is a childrens play area and if you want good food etc go visit The Hawthorns.

Thank Sue H
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16 May 2018|
Response from LovesailErica | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are correct, I have tried to update postcode, but nothing from TripAdvisor yet.
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Cemetery road is the nearest. Pay and display along the road side edge of the Common.