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Southampton Common

Southampton Common

0.96 miles to city centre


Southampton Common
SO15 7NN
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Southampton Common is the largest open space in the City boundaries (326 acre site). It is a haven for flora and fauna and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), with the inclusion of the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre which gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the local ecology and wildlife.

Events days are limited on Southampton Common.

This is a popular location for charitable runs and walks, home of the Easter and August Fairs, parkrun Southampton and Let's Rock Southampton 80s music event and Common People.

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Location to City Centre: 1.6 miles

Transport Links: Frequent bus route
Approximately 20 minutes walk from the City Centre and Southampton Central Station.
Parking is restricted on the Common, parking is available in parking bays on Cemetery Road.

Main site by Cemetery Lake is used for events known locally as the "flats".
No permanent toilets on site.
Play area.
Open area as well as woodland and large lake. Adjacent to Southampton Old Cemetery.
Hawthorn Urban Wildlife Centre and Cafe.