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Bridge of Sighs

New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
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Ranked #30 of 100 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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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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Midlands
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I do not want this to be considered as a negative review as there was so many interesting buildings and achitecture within the city that it could have been missed. But when I saw it I was still excited. An up close view is probably more appreciated when you have camera in hand.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

In some respects, a more interesting bridge than the bridge in Venice (though, if anything, it more resembles a smaller version of the Rialto bridge). It adds interest to the area even if it is not historic

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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Just walking under this ornate bridge makes you feel a part of the Oxford University campus. So much to explore and see. Plan to wander a snap photos of the beautiful architecture.

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New Delhi, India
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19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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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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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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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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