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Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN

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4 out of 5 (688 reviews)

Located in the heart of Oxford, this luxury hotel is steps from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and …

£179
Royal Oxford Hotel
Royal Oxford Hotel

Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (231 reviews)

These hotel accommodations are located throughout the area in Oxford.

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Victoria House Hotel
Victoria House Hotel

29 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AY

2.5 out of 5.0
2.8 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is steps from New Theatre Oxford and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and Covered Market are …

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Ethos Hotel
Ethos Hotel

59 Western Road, Oxford OX1 4LF

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (150 reviews)

Located in the heart of Oxford, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. …

£106
YHA Oxford - Hostel
YHA Oxford - Hostel

2a Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0AB

4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (52 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Said Business School, Ashmolean Museum, and Exeter College. …

£18
Sportsview Guest House
Sportsview Guest House

106-110 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PX

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (7 reviews)

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

£88
The Ridings Guest House
The Ridings Guest House

280 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4TA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (97 reviews)

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

£73
Red Mullions Guest House
Red Mullions Guest House

23 London Road, Oxford OX3 7RE

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Headington Shark, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, and …

£125
Hill Farm
Hill Farm

Mill Lane, Oxford OX3 0QF

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Oxford Brookes University, University Church of St Mary th …

£105
Diana's Bed and Breakfast
Diana's Bed and Breakfast

2a Harefields, Oxford OX2 8NS

2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and …

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Pocket Guide: Oxford 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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