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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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Just a photo-opportunity place

We visited Oxford to try and see the architectural places such as the colleges. The bridge was described as a place to definitely see. I guess we were expecting something other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Uppsala, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful bride crossing New College lane. You probably will see it if you're in Oxford, it's centrally located close to to the Sheldonian Theatre and the Radcliffe Camera.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came across by chance as we headed for a pub. Very impressive. In a quaint part of the city. Splendid achitecture and worth seeing.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Oxford to try and see the architectural places such as the colleges. The bridge was described as a place to definitely see. I guess we were expecting something other than just a lifeless bridge connecting two buildings. In the event, as expected, we took some photos with one or two of our family members standing under the bridge... More 

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Thank Taher K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

beautiful architecture so much to see and do in the area. historic oxford is terrific. if the weather is not great dont worry plenty of indoor places to visit.

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Diss
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A popular tourist attraction with a photo opportunity. It is within eyeshot of the famous Sheldonian Theatre (which makes an attractive background in the photo).

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Thank Swedishtomcat
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

what you can do is just taking a picture. It's a small visiting spot. Just be careful when you are taking the photo. It's car turnning point.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice stone road to get their from High street. But it's just a pretty bridge. The Bodlean across the street is more impressive. Maybe even better go down the narrow passage way to have a pint at the Turf

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Thank James W
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge is close to the Bolean Library and is an impressive piece of architecture. Unfortunately it is popular and most of the day has people taking selfies in front of it.

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Thank Brian R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit in street and story told about history on walking tour with Tom footprint tours. Worth a look to take a photo.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning piece of work, go underneath and view from theother side for a completelist different aspect.

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