The Bridge of Sighs is one of Oxford’s most photographed spots. The name references the somewhat similarly designed Bridge of Sighs in Venice.
This skyway joins two parts of Hertford College (the Old and New Quadrangles) over New College Lane.
Much of the bridge’s current architecture was designed by Sir Thomas Jackson, one of the most distinguished British architects of his generation. It was completed in 1914, despite its construction being opposed by New College.
The bridge’s distinctive design makes it a city landmark and is Grade II listed.
How to Visit Oxford's Bridge of Sighs
What to See Close to the Bridge of Sighs
All of the following are walking distance (and no more than 10 minutes) from the Bridge of Sighs:
Colleges, Libraries & Theatres
The Sheldonian Theatre was designed by Christopher Wren for the University of Oxford. The building is named after Gilbert Sheldon, chancellor of the University at the time. Elegant and strong
Radcliffe Camera is a neo-classical building inside Oxford University, built from 1737 to 1749 for the Radcliffe Science Library by James Gibbs. Radcliffe Camera is considered one of the finest