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Bridge of Sighs

Address: New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
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Ranked #30 of 94 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The main buildings at Hertford College are linked together by a corridor called the "Bridge of...
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was on of the most interesting object which I wanted to see in Oxford. I was there several times during my trip but didn't find any information how to go inside. I know it is possible to do since I saw the lights in the evening. But how?

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The connecting point between two buildings does not convey anything special for anyone who has been to Venice it the Twin Cities. It us a skyway in a place not requiring such. Built relatively recently it attempts to copy much more impressive locations. While notable in Oxford, it is neither important or architecturally relevant. Only a reference point for more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Easy swing by for pictures on multiple routes through city centre. It's just around the corner from numerous wonderful and famous sites - the Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library, Vaults and Gardens cafe, the King's Arms pub, the History of Science Museum, and everything on Broad Street. It's mostly a walk-by photo opportunity versus a site to plan to spend some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Bridge of Sighs - Oxford reminds me of Venice in Italy. Bridge of Sighs - Oxford is hidden away around a corner. Nice place for pictures.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Named after the original in venice, this is a nice bit of architecture to visit. Once found not much else to do but a nice scenic walk of its area.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I agree with another contributor - its beautiful, but its a walkway. Not much to say about it, just that its in the centre and its and elevated walkway where people have lots of pictures taken. Just behind it is The Turf - a fantastic pub thats worth a visit.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After an evening at the Kings Arms we were walking along Catte Street on our way back to the Old Bank when we just happened to glance down New College Lane and there it was. What a delightful surprise! We knew there was a “Bridge of Sighs” somewhere in Oxford, but we never sought it out and never expected to... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Viewed the Bridge of Sighs from ground level. The structure is very elegant, but in the end...it's just an elevated walkway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

So pretty! Such a fun area of town with great pubs all around! It is classic England and must- do to walk by it!

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Merthyr Tydfil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very near the New College and you walk under this bridge to get there. Obviously the original in Venice is much better but its well worth going to have your photo taken under it as one of the many attractions Oxford has to offer.

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