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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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“turf tavern” (24 reviews)
New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL, England
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Well known by sight to viewers of television's "Inspector Morse" and subsequent off-shoots, this setting is worth viewing in person for gaining a feel of its surroundings. Generally, a fairly quiet road passes beneath, but the bridge is a visual delight in itself and also...More

Thank SignorMaRcOpOlO
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The bridge to connect the buidings of Hertford college. Nice panoramic vieuw of the balodiean square

Thank OffringaRichard
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Free for all to observe. A cool connector between 2 buildings. It's across from the Bodleian. Pretty from both directions.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Saw this on an excursion during our visit to Oxford. Interesting & much larger than I recall the one in Venice. During my visit there, I almost missed it! Halfway through I realized I WAS on the Bridge of Sighs!

Thank henrissh
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Love visiting Venice and especially visiting the Dodges palace and The Great Hall but love especially the eerie feeling you get when you walk over The Bridge Of Sighs knowing that this was their final view of Venice and the waterways

Thank sttimmj1
Reviewed 3 October 2017

So this is the bridge that's in the Harry Potter films .Well if everyone could get out of the way taking photos then maybe I could take a photo!!! Terrific

Thank Sheldon20
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A romantic bridge to look at and photograph as well. Walk a little further and find the tiny alleyway that will lead to the Turf Tavern and if cold have a mulled wine.

Thank Lpool1955
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Walking around Oxford is just great to see all the wonderful old buildings in such good condition and well looked after.

Thank Donal J
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Discovering this as part of our walking section of our hop-on hop-off bus tour was an added bonus. The next highlight was teaching my partner to actually get me and the Bridge in the one photograph. A must for history buffs.

Thank Toni G
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Although pretty to look at, it's just a bridge, and it's by no means the prettiest or most impressive thing to look at in this area. If you are nearby, it won't cost you a lot of time to just swing by, but I would...More

Thank Valentin K
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