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The Common

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Address: The Avenue, Southampton, England
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This 327-acre wide-open green space in the heart of Southampton is a...

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.

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Fun time with the family

A large area of ground where families can spend their leisure time together. Great walks, cycling and in the summer bbqs are great fun. There is a pub near to one of the entrances... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
vanessa f
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A large area of ground where families can spend their leisure time together. Great walks, cycling and in the summer bbqs are great fun. There is a pub near to one of the entrances where families are welcome and good pub food is served

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In Common park you can fin people running, playing quidditch or just enjoying the summer. It's a nice place for a walk, or just breathing some fresh air where people often do bbqs and picnic. It is also perfect for relaxing after work and for runners. There is also an historical cemetery where you can see commonwealth and titanic's graves.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unusually large and varied extensive parkland area off of the main London/Winchester Road leading in towards the centre of Southampton with interesting features.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large area of ground dedicated to the people. many a happy day can be spent just wandering through the many areas of the Common. There are many natural attractions for the visitor. In summer they hold a fair on the Common. There is also a free house (Pub ) near one of the entrances which serves good... More 

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southampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

used to visit all the time many years ago when living in the area, the fair is here regularly which is great fun and the walk around the common stopping at the play area is good for children along with the kids swimming area which is great for children. there is the hawthorns to visit too which my kids used... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is great place for family with kids as there is big playground with slides and swings and is always clean.

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ukguyz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the common is a large park on the outskirts of the city center ( lets say its a good 15 minute walk from the city center)

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a walk & had to contend with dog mess everywhere, used needles & then came across dogging couples! Never again. Nit safe for people or animals.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic for long walks. You can literally get lost in the woods. Beautifull park with loads of alleyways and little ponds with wildlife animals and birds

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good place for a 5k run or less with great views of different ponds and a fairly level ground. It's also great for a romantic walk out friendly park activities. Growing up with Richmond park and Wimbledon common right around the corner I can't say it offers as much wildlife or hard terrain but it's still a fun... More 

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