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Bridge of Sighs

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Address: New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
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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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a piece of history

Venice, ah Venice, how I love thee. Love this place and seeing the bridge of sighs brings the history to the romance of the island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Venice, ah Venice, how I love thee. Love this place and seeing the bridge of sighs brings the history to the romance of the island.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Bridge of Sighs in Oxford is often referred to as such because of its similarity to the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. Its distinctive design makes it a city landmark.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth seeing and it was not too crowded. We approached it off the High Street via Catte Lane, a 5 minute walk. Easy to take pictures from both sides of the bridge (you walk underneath it of course) and it wasn't so crowded that on one side I actually could take a picture with nobody in it. We carried on... More 

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Albacete
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It resemble two venetian bridges: Rialto and sighs. It is nice, but no more. Beautifl for taking one photo and keep going. Take care of the old tabern in the aley behind.

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Somerset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If I hadn't been to Venice on several occasions in the past I could have pretended that I had just been there and taking this picture. We were told that this is the most photographed site in the Uk even more than Stonehenge. This is so near to so many of the most visited places in Oxford.

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Thank John H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was built to connect the collage. It is quite a modern bridge but fits in well with the older buildings. There is a great pub called the truff taven just under it, were lots of inspecter morse tv was filmed

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Thank Jane Y
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected it to be bigger, but it is very nice the size it is. Very close to the University Church of St. Mary. Beautiful architecture.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful bridge which is definitely worth seeing if you are in the area but I wouldn't recommend a special trip.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to say except just see it. I think it's as good or better than Venice . The whole area around the Radcliffe camera is gorgeous and a must see in Oxford. Venture to the right to New college which is well worth the visit.

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a copy of the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. It's nice, but has no significance other than connecting two buildinbgs.

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