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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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New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this view and always take the opportunity to visit the Turf whilst there for a pint of real ale, a good meal and a look at two of Oxfords iconic buildings in one hit.

Thank joeboxer2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was very interesting to learn that this bridge is called the Bridge of Sighs because of the students sighing when passing there for their exams. This was one of the top attractions to see in Oxford and it makes for beautiful pictures.

Thank Stella C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This looks such a pretty sight. It was built so students didn't have to break the curfew at night, and could still travel between the buildings. It looks very atmospheric in the evenings.

Thank gecko77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Google bridge of sighs and you will see it is horizontal. Google rialto and you will see that this oxford feature is based on the rialto. Just annoy the tourist guide when they take you around Oxford

Thank g12017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic place in Oxford. Beside the Bodleon library.Entrance to oldest part of Oxford.Great for photos

Thank eveashe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Bbridge gives you the idea of connection between buildings but also ages. it is a symbol for Oxford at the point where you find connectiosn among schools inside the university. it connects you to the past but also connects you to the future with...More

Thank 2013Antonio21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bridge of sighs is an interesting architectural feature. It is. named after the Venice bridge. Best viewed from New College . One sees the Radcliffe Camera behind the Bridge.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Linking the buildings of Hertford College, this is a stunning addition to the beautiful buildings, named after the famous Venetian landmark. Appears a lot older than a 1913 construction.

Thank Tim121home
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another must see in Oxford. This iconic architectural gem never fails to amaze. One piece of advice--the Bridge has to be seen and admired from the far the "other" side i.e. the new College street end so that the Radcliffe camera comes into view behind...More

Thank Asbeh
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We Passed under on the bus tour. Like all in Oxford, it was very impressive. We did not get to cross over it.

Thank JohnWard2013
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