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Bridge of Sighs

New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
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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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New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Students sighing on the way to exams is a tour guide urban legend. This 1914 skyway connects buildings of Hertford College over New College Lane. Hertford College Bridge, nicknamed Bridge of Sighs after its Venetian inspiration, is centrally located near the Sheldonian Theater and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bridge of Sighs is one of Oxford's most popular photo locations, and with good reason. Don't miss it & then pop into the passage next to it and find the Turf Tavern.

Thank glutton4nourishment
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bridge was built in 1914 and links the college of Hertford in Oxford city. You are able to walk underneath it and it resembles the bridge of sighs in Venice, Italy. Great sight to see and well worth seeking out. Fantastic photo opportunity.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge was shown on both of the tours we participated in during our weekend in Oxford. Just looking at it is great, but it's better on a tour because you can get some historical information. Be sure to take a photo, just like the...More

Thank Rob V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this view and always take the opportunity to visit the Turf whilst there for a pint of real ale, a good meal and a look at two of Oxfords iconic buildings in one hit.

Thank joeboxer2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was very interesting to learn that this bridge is called the Bridge of Sighs because of the students sighing when passing there for their exams. This was one of the top attractions to see in Oxford and it makes for beautiful pictures.

Thank Stella C
Reviewed 13 January 2018

This looks such a pretty sight. It was built so students didn't have to break the curfew at night, and could still travel between the buildings. It looks very atmospheric in the evenings.

Thank gecko77
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Google bridge of sighs and you will see it is horizontal. Google rialto and you will see that this oxford feature is based on the rialto. Just annoy the tourist guide when they take you around Oxford

Thank g12017
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Iconic place in Oxford. Beside the Bodleon library.Entrance to oldest part of Oxford.Great for photos

Thank eveashe
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This Bbridge gives you the idea of connection between buildings but also ages. it is a symbol for Oxford at the point where you find connectiosn among schools inside the university. it connects you to the past but also connects you to the future with...More

Thank 2013Antonio21
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