4 Interesting and historical facts about Herefordshire.
Hereford Cathedral houses 10 bells which are 140ft high in the tower. The oldest of the bells is the sixth bell which dates to the 13th century. The bells of Hereford Cathedral are sometimes known as the 'Grand Old Lady' because of their unique ring of bells.
Hereford is home to one of only four 1217 Magna Carta to survive, which can sometimes be seen on display at the cathedral alongside the famous Mappa Mundi, which is a medieval map of the world dating to 1300.
Hereford Cathedral is home to the famous 'Mappa Mundi' - a medieval map of the world created around 1300 by Richard of Holdingham. The Mappa Mundi is listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
During its history, The Old House (c 1621) in Hereford, has been a butchers, an ironmongers, and a bankers. It is now a museum.