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Basically a covered bridge over the river Cam It is a pretty bridge though not at all like its namesake in Venice. You will see it if you do a punting trip along the colleges but not worth seeking out as a destination in itself.
There are 2 ways to see it:
1. The bridge actually is a part of the St. John's college and joins the 2 halves of the college across the canal. If you are interested in getting inside the college campus with a 10 pound entry...More
Unless you get into the college the bridge is only really visible form a boat. We did walk across it, and while you get nice river views, you don't get much of the bridge. So, a punting tour or rental it is.
Of course the best place to get a good view of the Bridge of Sighs is from the water, so a trip on a punt really is a must.
The design and architechture is fantastic. Nothing like the modern concrete structures built to day, which...More
Most famous bridge for St Johns College! One of three famous bridges in Cambridge! Bridge of Sigh, Mathematical Bridge with Queens College, Cam bridge. Most of the people on our tour kept saying the one in Italy was better. I enjoyed it and so did...More
I was in Cambridge recently at the invitation of the University and decided to stay at St John's so I could have opportunity to see the Bridge of Sighs by night. The bridge is so impressive and I had seen it many times by day,...More
A visit to St John's College is a must for Cambridge but the entry fee of £10 for a short look around considering no Visitors are allowed on the bridge, perhaps a little much. The bridge can be seen from punts on the river.
We hadn’t realised that it was within St Johns College until my phone satnav kept suggesting we walk through walls and then went haywire!
I eventually asked the porter at the gate,who explained we’d have to pay £20,I think,to gain entrance and view it.
Visited Cambridge at the height of the summer season which was not a good time to visit, far too many tourists and queues waiting to visit the usual historical sights. Beautiful city and the trip down the river on a punt was most enjoyable. Suggest...More