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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 4 days ago

I think it has a passing resemblance to the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, in that it connects two buildings and a passing resemblance to the Rialto Bridge - I think it's just a. But it's what people have made a tourist attraction. It's quite...More

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 4 days ago

A real piece of architecture to be admired. in the centre of Oxford is a must to see. Don't miss it while gazing at all the other fabulous sights of Oxford stone buildings. I have actually had the pleasure of walking over in years past...More

Thank Glynn C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walked by the Bridge of Sighs several times. Don't miss the chance to take a photograph of this famous bridge.

Thank YFCy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oxford is so beautiful with a super atmosphere as well as gorgeous buildings Enjoy the shops etc. but you must also walk round the university buildings

Thank Hesumu
Reviewed 1 week ago

one point of interest, a unique bridge between two buildings. Not much to see, except a unique/iconic photo stop.

Thank Leo B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend going twice, during the day and also at dusk/almost evening. Is a totally different world and is beautiful!

Thank Reihan Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a look around Oxford while,we were there. Wasn't blown away by the place and wouldn't rush back.

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a guided walking tour of a number of the Oxford University locations. When the tour guide paused adjacent to the Bodleian Library to describe the history of the building, he also pointed out the nearby Bridge of Sighs. Having seen Venice's Bridge...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Modeled on the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, it is a landmark directly opposite the entrance to the Bodleian and a favourite photo site for graduating students. Apparently it was built as a running joke to denigrate Cambridge university, but I'm unsure of the specifics

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is beautiful, but it is not spectacular: it is small and does not stand out especially for its brilliant architecture. It is good to see, but in this case the truth is not stranger than fiction

Thank Ana A
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