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Bridge of Sighs

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Address: New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
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The main buildings at Hertford College are linked together by a corridor...

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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Quintessential Oxford

This is one of the iconic views in Oxford. We visited on May Morning (May 1st) after listening to the choristers on Magdelen Tower. The Morris dancers were very cheerful... read more

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the iconic views in Oxford. We visited on May Morning (May 1st) after listening to the choristers on Magdelen Tower. The Morris dancers were very cheerful considering it was early morning still!

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Ashdod, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

"Hertford Bridge" or more commonly known as " Bridge of Sighs" is a skyway connecting between two buildings of Hertford College, above the road crossing between them. The name "Bridge of Sighs" was given due to the similarity to the most famous skyway, with that name, located in Venice. An attractive structure and nice place for photo op, while exploring... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely if small bridge visible from the Bodliean Library complex. You can't walk across it, but you can see it.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the most iconic buildings in Oxford and should definitely be on the route of your walking tour of the fantastic sights of the Oxford Colleges.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw it, walked under it, and, well, that's about it. Didn't make as much of an impression as its sister bridge in Venice.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A "must see" in Oxford, the BoS is simply an old Skyway. Great place to step out of the rain. Right near the King Arms pub. Worth a picture, but not that special.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A picturesque bridge that only takes a few minutes to see. Unfortunately I didn't get to see this in the daylight due to earlier commitments and the time of year, but still looked good at night.

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Panicale, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to say a lot about this but it is definitely worth looking out for. Small but exquisite is how I'd describe it, and something you'll not find in many other places, apart from Venice maybe ;)

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just one of several stunning architectural delights all within a few hundred metres. This adjoined to Hertford College.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Despite being sorrounded by examples of architecture of 400 years it is still delightful and fits in well but only just over 100 Yeats old

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