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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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123 helpful votes 123 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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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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35 helpful votes 35 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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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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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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Oxford
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Stand here with a large umbrella pointed up at the sky and tell tourists tall tales about the "bridge". Don't forget that crocodiles have been known to pass under it on the way to the Cherwell in midsummer.

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