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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 20 June 2018

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
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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
Reviewed 11 June 2018

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
Reviewed 5 June 2018 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
Reviewed 3 June 2018

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
Reviewed 2 June 2018

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
Reviewed 30 May 2018

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
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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
Reviewed 27 May 2018

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.

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