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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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"hertford college"
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"photo opportunity"
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"turf tavern"
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"photo stop"
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"beautiful piece of architecture"
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"photo taken"
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"radcliffe camera"
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"sheldonian theatre"
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"take photos"
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"inspector morse"
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"broad street"
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"visiting oxford"
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

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

Thank Leo B
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

One of the locations around Oxford to get a quick photo op. Can see students walking around as well.

Thank Lynn Z
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

loved the view ad enjoyed dthe city take time to enjoy all the suggested sights and you will leave a better person

Thank tarad476
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

History has it that this bridge once upon a time connected jails. Looking at it reminds you of Venice and is a must see when you visit Oxford and if you love history. We had the fortune of being shown around by a great and...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Be sure to see this lovely building when visiting the Bodleian Library. The area this is in is beautiful for a casual walk around the colleges.

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