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Bridge of Sighs Tours

Hertford Bridge, more commonly known as the Bridge of Sighs, is a skyway bridge linking two parts of Hertford College over New College Land in Oxford, England. The Old Quadrangle, which houses the college's administrative offices, is to the south, and the New Quadrangle, which is mostly student accommodation, is to the north. It was completed in 1914 and is often referred to as the Bridge of Sighs because it supposedly looks like the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy. However, many say it more closely resembles Venice's Rialto Bridge. It is one of the area's top tourist sights due to its unique look and design. 

There was a famous legend about the bridge from decades ago that said a survey was taken of the health of the students of the University of Oxford. The results of the survey indicated that Hertford College students were the heaviest, resulting in the college closing the bridge in order to force the students to take the stairs and get more exercise. However, this legend is false and the bridge was never closed. In fact, the students would actually be climbing fewer stairs by not taking the bridge. 

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The Bridge of Sighs crosses New College Lane just east of Catte Street in Oxford, England. 

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Bespoke Oxford Walking Tour with a Private Guide, Oxford, null
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Bespoke Oxford Walking Tour with a Private Guide

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A two-hour private walking tour around the most historic and well-known parts of Oxford, including many of the colleges (from the outside), the Sheldonian ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.20
2-Hour Cycle Tour in Oxford, Oxford, Walking Tours
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2-Hour Cycle Tour in Oxford

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Oxford is a beautiful city packed full of fascinating and historic architecture, spacious countryside, relaxing rivers and canals and has been (and continues ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.43
Oxford, Stratford Upon Avon and Cotswolds Tour from London, London, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Oxford, Stratford Upon Avon and Cotswolds Tour from London

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Explore top UK destinations including Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and the Cotswolds on this adventurous 11-hour tour from London. Delve deep into the rolling ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.97
Oxford Walking Tour Including Christ Church College, Oxford, Day Trips
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Oxford Walking Tour Including Christ Church College

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This 2-hour guided walking tour will take you through the heart of Oxford University and visit inside the most famous college, Christ Church (subject to ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.90
Oxford Highlights and University Colleges Walking Tour, Oxford, Walking Tours
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Oxford Highlights and University Colleges Walking Tour

Your local guides are delighted to offer this 'Simply Oxford University' tour to experience the very best of Oxford in approximately 2-hours. Meet your fully ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $16.92

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