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Bridge of Sighs

New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
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Ranked #28 of 99 attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New Delhi, India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Bridge of Sighs is located along Catte Street where there are many other attractions such as Bodleian Library and the Church of St.Mary the Virgin. So when in Oxford, it's easier to plan a trip in this part of town. I obviously had very high expectations about Bridge of Sighs more so after reading about it on Trip Advisor,... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This bridge is a joy to see,so beautiful,so serene,so perfect You just have to see it up close to appreciate its beauty A must see

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Stanmore
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96 reviews 96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

You cannot visit Oxford without visiting the bridge, especially as it is a stones throw from the best hidden pub in Oxford, the Turf tavern (see separate review)

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We came across the bridge of sighs by accident we weren't looking for it but what a surprise. It is stunning and well worth a look .

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Hong Kong, China
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It's a lovely area in Oxford with some nice pubs and sites around. Certainly worth a walk and a photo.

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Niagara Falls
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153 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It connects two buildings and is similar to the Venice bridge but not the same architecture or exact design. An interesting adornment in Oxford.

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Brussels, Belgium
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30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great building who fits in the surrounding. We aslo found a similar but more modern one neatwest gate parking towards christ church collage.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a good photo opportunity as we came across the Bridge of Sighs whilst in the Bodleian library courtyard. You can't walk across the bridge, but it is interesting to see.

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Bronshoej, Denmark
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Bridge of Sighs in Venice is so beateful that it has ben "exportet" to both Cambrige and Oxford, Oxford last in 1914 with the purpose of connecting two parts of (maybe) New College, which by the way is from the 14th-century. It is in a small lane, New College Lane, opposit the two Bodleian liberies, the "original" and the... More

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Merseyside
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

This is an iconic bridge of Oxford, nice place to get a picture, but that's about it. You can't access the university or walk across it, a place to spend maybe a few minutes.

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