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Bridge of Sighs

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Address: New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England

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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Lovely landmark

Once we found this site which is a lovely landmark, we seemed to pass it very often on the various tours and get to parts of the town.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul B
Bedworth, United Kingdom
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Camden, Delaware
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's so much to see in Oxford, it becomes a bit overwhelming. I would classify the bridge as a must-see though!

Thank Jeff H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's not really an attraction of much. It's fairly small and is just a photo stop really. The tour guide had background information on this however.

Thank Sam M
Bedworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once we found this site which is a lovely landmark, we seemed to pass it very often on the various tours and get to parts of the town.

Thank Paul B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bridge of Sighs in Oxford links the two main quads of Hertford college as a small bridge over Queen's Lane. If you visit the Bodleian, the Radcliffe Camera or the Sheldonian, it's very nearby and you're almost sure to spot it. Try not to be too disappointed. A couple of minutes to take some photos is all you'll need.... More 

1 Thank Koshkha
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The city of Oxford has some amazing buildings and I particularly like this Bridge. Being a fan of the Morse, Lewis and Endeavour TV programmes I've seen this bridge many times but it is worth seeing with your own eyes.

1 Thank Debby H
Orlando, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's close to the Bodelian so there's no reason not to see or walk under it. There are only a handful in the world (oddly another nearby at Cambridge).

Thank Sharpeipup
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a famous bridge (connecting two buildings) - worth passing by and taking a picture - as right outside across from Bodleian Library.

Thank ubbabe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely to look at as part of the Oxford must see buildings. We were in Oxford early for a tour of the Bodleian and wre therefore, by chance, near this building before the crowds built up which made for good photo opportunities and the chance to explore nearby streets while the rest of the tourists were gathering themselves to visit!

Thank ConnieLondon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bridge is nice, and if you like architecture, then be sure to see it. However, you can't go up in the bridge, and it's really more of a photo opt stop than anything else.

Thank Mollie W
Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice but it's certainly not a must see. At least, not for me. It's good to take a photo of or even a selfie but that's it. Move on and see something else. Maybe I'm missing the point.

Thank rayraysworld

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