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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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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a previous reviewer noted, this Oxford landmark really doesn't look like Venice's Bridge of Sighs, but at first glance you could be fooled. Plus you can walk under this one without getting wet. Note: intrigued by the reference, I looked up Bridge of Sighs, and there are least 15 other structures around the world similarly named.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aim for Radcliffe square and you will see several beautiful buildings. One being the Bridge of Sighs, it is the same design as the one in Venice. It was built to link two buildings There are several buildings and the oldest pub in Oxford within walking distance from this bridge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well photographed the Bridge of Sighs in Oxford and so similar to its namesake in Venice if you have the chance to visit both.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Actually Hertford Bridge, linking two parts of Hertford College. Known as Bridge of Sighs after the bridge in Venice to which it bears no resemblance other than they are both covered pedestrian links between two buildings. That aside, it is a structure of beauty and a 'must see' photo opportunity.

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