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The main buildings at Hertford College are linked together by a corridor called the "Bridge of Sighs," built in 1913-14 and named after the Ponte dei Sospiri in Venice.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not really much to see except this very quirky and quaint "bridge" between two buildings in a quiet side street. A tricky little structure and very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gauldie2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

The bridge of sighs supposedly named thus due to students sighing as they went across it to write exams is a beautiful link between 2 buildings on either side of the road belonging to the same college. It adds interest to an already remarkable streets-cape.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome to see, I’d recommend doing it as part of a walking tour. Try ‘footprints’ we did the university walking tour - two hours and was soo good. Took the bridge of sighs into part of the tour.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank eirasnow
Reviewed 1 week ago

And there's not much more to it than what you can see in the pictures. It's exactly the same in real life. That's all.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SmartTravelmanVisits
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is basically as advertised. A free photo op anyway and you will see it as you stroll around, so worth a pause.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ThreeDugongs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just near the Bodlean Library and close to the end of Broad Street this is a great photo opportunity. Probably not an idea though to sit down in the middle of the street as some tourists did - presumably to get the perfect perspective.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank stephenbrg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Architecturally stunning, very romantic, and so interesting. The style and design of the windows, are so ornate

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gillian p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Directly in the heart of Oxford this unique structure has a poignant story that I don't want to spoil for you ; be sure to take note of this when walking through.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lydia908
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bridge of Sighs is a must see, but really it's just a bridge, so don't expect anything more than that. Lovely architecture though ! The number of tourists taking photo's of it is pretty insane, so it's always good to just watch them for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KinkyNoodle
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Amazing to see it in the flesh. Such an iconic sight in Oxford and it can be seen for free unlike most other buildings in Oxford!

Date of experience: August 2019
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