We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bridge of Sighs

New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 149.68*
and up
Bespoke Oxford Walking Tour with a Private Guide
More Info
US$ 28.58*
and up
2-Hour Cycle Tour in Oxford
More Info
US$ 92.53*
and up
Oxford, Stratford Upon Avon and Cotswolds Tour from London
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“turf tavern” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (671)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 507 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I think it has a passing resemblance to the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, in that it connects two buildings and a passing resemblance to the Rialto Bridge - I think it's just a. But it's what people have made a tourist attraction. It's quite...More

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 5 days ago

A real piece of architecture to be admired. in the centre of Oxford is a must to see. Don't miss it while gazing at all the other fabulous sights of Oxford stone buildings. I have actually had the pleasure of walking over in years past...More

Thank Glynn C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walked by the Bridge of Sighs several times. Don't miss the chance to take a photograph of this famous bridge.

Thank YFCy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oxford is so beautiful with a super atmosphere as well as gorgeous buildings Enjoy the shops etc. but you must also walk round the university buildings

Thank Hesumu
Reviewed 1 week ago

one point of interest, a unique bridge between two buildings. Not much to see, except a unique/iconic photo stop.

Thank Leo B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend going twice, during the day and also at dusk/almost evening. Is a totally different world and is beautiful!

Thank Reihan Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a look around Oxford while,we were there. Wasn't blown away by the place and wouldn't rush back.

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a guided walking tour of a number of the Oxford University locations. When the tour guide paused adjacent to the Bodleian Library to describe the history of the building, he also pointed out the nearby Bridge of Sighs. Having seen Venice's Bridge...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Modeled on the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, it is a landmark directly opposite the entrance to the Bodleian and a favourite photo site for graduating students. Apparently it was built as a running joke to denigrate Cambridge university, but I'm unsure of the specifics

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is beautiful, but it is not spectacular: it is small and does not stand out especially for its brilliant architecture. It is good to see, but in this case the truth is not stranger than fiction

Thank Ana A
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Vaults & Garden Cafe
763 reviews
.15 km away
The White Horse
530 reviews
.11 km away
The Turf Tavern
1,636 reviews
.09 km away
Pieminister
264 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bodleian Library
1,705 reviews
.04 km away
University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
567 reviews
.19 km away
Sheldonian Theatre
406 reviews
.08 km away
New College
239 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bridge of Sighs staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit