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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 yesterday

Although you can´t go over that bridge cause no visitors are allowed in this building, it is a wonderful spot to take a picture.

Thank Lars K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having just returned from Venice and seeing The Bridge of Sighs joining the Doges Palace to the dungeons it was wonderful to see the ‘copy’ in Oxford, The Hertford Bridge, joining the two parts of Hertford College over New College Road.

Thank norman1366
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Felt I had to visit the Bridge of sighs after visiting it's counterpart in Venice. Equally as impressive and didn't have to take a Gondola ride to get up close. As with all other buildings in Oxford architecturally beautiful and very phootgraphic.

Thank chriswood72
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Reviewed 1 week ago

peek around the corner and you will see the bridge of sighs - it's impossible to not take a photo of this gravity defying sight.

Thank plum_persey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the bridge of sighs. It’s in Italy somewhere: not Oxford. It’s still an interesting and very photogenic spot. Perhaps the best things it’s near the Turf Tavern an architectural and cultural delight not to be missed. Go under the bridge, first turn...More

Thank Jonmun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bridge of Sighs in Oxford is a must see. It is small yet beautiful. If you are a Morse fan then you will love it. Of course, the surrounding buildings are also very beautiful. The architecture in Oxford is, in short, superb.

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An impressive structure, it reminded me of Venice. It you want to get a photo of the building with nobody in it, forget it!

Thank PandyPandora
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looks so strange when you see this little bridge. It is the only one in Oxford, I think, and looks a bit mysterious. Again a fine peace of architecture .

Thank jo s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our helpful guide, Spencer (free tour highly recommended) explained the history of this little gem in some depth . Smaller than its famous sister in Venice and something of a folly as they don't really need a bridge across this little street, it's fun and...More

Thank 900Lancasterfamily
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A famous bridge on the road with all the attractions. Worth stopping to take a photo or something. The story behind it is not convincible though.

Thank alienwang2012
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