Moat service as swans ring bell for food
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Bell-ringing swans at The Bishop's Palace call for food

A rope hangs from the gatehouse of The Bishop's Palace in Wells for swans to ring for food.

The tradition goes back to the 1850s when Bishop Eden's daughter Maria taught a pair of swans to ring a bell when they wanted to be fed.

The adults teach their young to ring the bell.

Visitors from around the world come to see the famous swans.

  • 24 Oct 2018