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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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nice to look at but you cannot get a decent photo of the bridge as due to the popularity of it there are always too many people milling around on guided tours.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This bridge is very appealing to the eye and makes for a good picture!! Really nothing special but a neat find as we were walking by!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A must see on your trip to Oxford! Absolutely gorgeous with good photo opportunities eg why not do a jumping shot under them bridge!

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is literally a bridge that you cannot walk on (see images). It's pretty however I wouldn't go out of my way to see it... We stumbled on it by mistake...

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

nice to look at but you cannot get a decent photo of the bridge as due to the popularity of it there are always too many people milling around on guided tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This little bridge is really charming and you can visit with somebody else. You can spend sometime there and enjoy a very good afternoon with a nice coffee

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is just a bridge, and I do not think people / tourist have access to it. But, the view which this bridge gives is quite good. It was told by our guide that this bridge was constructed for a reason. The two buildings which it joins the building on the right did not have a toilet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It's a bridge connecting the main buildings at Hertford College, not accessible to public. Just walk around the area and take a few photos.

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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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