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Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN

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4 out of 5 (759 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and …

£125
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

73 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BE

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3.9 out of 5 (482 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Edmund Hall, South Park, and University Church o …

£99
Cotswold Lodge Hotel
Cotswold Lodge Hotel

66a Banbury Road, Oxford

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3.9 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kellogg College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and Oxford University …

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Royal Oxford Hotel
Royal Oxford Hotel

Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (241 reviews)

These hotel accommodations are located throughout the area in Oxford.

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The Oxford Townhouse
The Oxford Townhouse

88-90 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PX

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (33 reviews)

Located in the heart of Oxford, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. …

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Sportsview Guest House
Sportsview Guest House

106-110 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PX

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. Covered Market …

£68
The Ridings Guest House
The Ridings Guest House

280 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4TA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (110 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. South Park and Covere …

£74
Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Rd
Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Rd

Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4XG

£57
All Seasons Guest House
All Seasons Guest House

63 Windmill Road, Oxford OX3 7BP

3.0 out of 5.0
2.7 out of 5 (66 reviews)

Located in Headington, this guesthouse is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Exciting Game and within 3 mi (5 km) of South Park and …

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Peymans - The Luxurious Mansion
Peymans - The Luxurious Mansion

522 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 8LG

4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Oxford, this luxury vacation home is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from University of Oxford and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Oxford …

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Pocket Guide: Oxford City Centre Bridge of Sighs Hotels

There are a great many attractions in Oxfordshire, and no shortage of things to do in its richly varied landscape of hills, green fields and meandering river valleys. Some of Oxfordshire's greatest cultural treasures are of course located in Oxford itself, a city steeped in history and tradition. When you stay in Oxford for any length of time, at a guesthouse or B&B, or in a hotel such as Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel or Victoria House Hotel, be sure to pay the famous Bridge of Sighs a visit.

The Bridge of Sighs from Oxfordshire Hotels

The Bridge of Sighs is actually known as the far more prosaic Hertford Bridge. It is actually a skyway over New College Lane which joins the two sections of Hertford College. The bridge is a city landmark because of its very distinctive design, reminiscent of its more famous namesake in Venice. Based in a hotel, guesthouse or family-run B&B nearby, you can easily walk along to Hertford College and see it and many other local attractions for yourself during a stroll around the great city.

Oxfordshire Hotels for Seeing the Bridge of Sighs

The odd thing about Oxford's Bridge of Sighs is that it was never intended to resemble the famous bridge in Venice, but the architect was surely at least subconsciously influenced by the Rialto Bridge in that same Italian city! A local Oxford legend has it that during a survey of students' health decades ago the bridge was closed off because it was decided that they were getting too heavy and needed more exercise. The lie is given to this urban myth by the fact that using the bridge involves actually climbing more stairs. QED, as they say in the Oxford colleges!

Sir Thomas Jackson was responsible for most of the bridge's ebullient architecture. He completed its construction in 1914, in the face of opposition from the masters of New College. Linking Hertford College's Old and New Quadrangles, it is open to college members at all times. The bridge provides an attractive photo opportunity if you're staying at a nearby Oxfordshire hotel.

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