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Bridge of Sighs

New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
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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 4 days ago

I happened upon this as I walked unguided around Oxford. It is quite immediately recognisable from the TV and is a definite photo opportunity. I had seen it marked upon the maps at various points throughout the city but had not earmarked it as one...More

Thank OirishMike
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a busy place and as other contributors have stated difficult to get an uncongested photo. View form both sides and if you walk down the road away from the centre there is another building that spans the road although nowhere near as impressive

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Looking at this bridge you could be in Venice. Pity there is no canal though. It looks more like the Rialto Bridge though.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge connects buildings of Hertford College and is probably visited by most tourists to Oxford. It can be quite difficult taking photographs due to the numbers of people visiting but if you are patient, an opportunity should arise. Look at it from both sides...More

Thank Suratrichard
Reviewed 1 week ago

Très photographié comme le reste d'Oxford. Ne manquez pas l'allée pour aller au Turf, joli pub du 12ème siècle ! Very picturesque, worth waiting for people to move on to get a nice picture ! Don't miss the turn to get to The Turf !

Thank Marie_N78
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as wide a span as the original I don't think but other than the use, location and lack of water it is an excellent replica of the one in Venice and one of the must see attractions in the university of Oxford.

Thank kdodds54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice piece of history and an aspect of architecture that I like very much. It's very popular and as a result, it's not easy to get a decent unobstructed photo but nevertheless, it's worth a visit, especially considering it's near the turf tavern.

Thank brisemark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I wouldn't have gone out of my to see this, however, being in the centre, it's easy enough to get to and not out of the way - I think this is what makes it such a key sight. Combined with the other gorgeous...More

Thank NeelyJo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the bridge on a guided tour but could not get close enough to take a decent picture - I guess you need to get up early before the tourist rails start if you want a good picture or view - still worth seeing...More

Thank Bayleywillow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, so the English ripped off a piece of Venice. In a city full of wonderful architecture, I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. It seems like a random piece for the sake of national pride or something.

Thank Judy R
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