A view of the Oxford Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs

A view of the Oxford Bridge of Sighs

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

Bodleian Library - Entrance. Image courtesy of Billy Wilson.

Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is one of Oxford’s most famous landmarks. Among the oldest in Europe, it’s easy to visit and incredible to see.

The Sheldonian Theatre - Oxford

The Sheldonian Theatre

The Sheldonian Theatre was designed by Christopher Wren for the University of Oxford. The building is named after Gilbert Sheldon.

Oxford University - Hertford College. Image courtesy of Billy Wilson.

Hertford College

Hertford College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England located on Catte Street in the centre of Oxford.

A view of Oxford Radcliffe Camera

Radcliffe Camera

Radcliffe Camera is a neo-classical style building inside Oxford University, built from 1737 to 1749 for the Radcliffe Science Library.

Pubs and Taverns

Oxford Taverns: Turf Tavern. Image courtesy of Jack Mayo.

Turf Tavern

The Turf Tavern in Oxford is hidden way and accessed only by two small alleys. However, don’t be tricked by its humble entrance. The Turf Tavern has been around since