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Address: New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
Description: 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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I can see why some people say what's the point it's just a bridge. But I can also see why people say it's amazing. It's a stunning piece of architecture and a lovely piece of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I can see why some people say what's the point it's just a bridge. But I can also see why people say it's amazing. It's a stunning piece of architecture and a lovely piece of Oxford ' heritage. Especially for anyone who is a fan of Morse / Lewis. It's a great draw for them. Lovely.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It's one of those bizarre quirks of mass tourism that the so-called Bridge of Sighs (it actually looks more like the Rialto) is so firmly established as a 'must see' Oxford sight. What is it? A covered walkway, built in 1914, linking two sides of Hertford College, a pleasant but architecturally undistinguished complex founded in 1874. A typical piece of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This bridge is very pretty and a great stop for a few photos. Not somewhere you could spend ages but a few mins admiring and a pic but definitely somewhere to walk to on a tour of oxford.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This wont take you long as you can't walk over it but its worth a look at the far end of Broad Street and even though its tiny it's really beautiful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

One of the most photographed sights in Oxford. It can be easily missed, spanning the narrow New College Lane. Look for it near the Bodleian library and Radcliffe Camera. There is usually a group of tourists looking up under it. It's a relatively recent addition to the city and last year celebrated its centenary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

To reviewer below: you can't go inside-unless you are a student at Hertford College. Our son studied there for his junior year abroad and sneaked us inside-really just a corridor-with magnificent views-we did feel very privileged, looking down at the tourists wondering how we got in!

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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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