Mickleton: A Rural Village With Captivating Charm (2023)

Mickleton is an ancient village in the Cotswolds (an area designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966) surrounded by limestone escarpment and flat countryside of Evesham Vale.

The village’s architectural styles range from red brick buildings to Cotswold stonework, old black and white timber structures and modern housing developments.

Mickleton is renowned for the Iron Age fort on Meon Hill, said to have inspired Tolkien’s ‘Weathertop’ in The Lord of the Rings.

St Lawrence’s Anglican Parish Church, built around 1200, features a two storey porch, broad aisles and ribbed and brocaded spire and there are several listed buildings and many interesting monuments within its churchyard.

Driving to Mickleton takes around under two hours from Heathrow Airport.

The Cotswolds is home to several beautiful public gardens, which are open to visitors throughout the year. These gardens offer a range of attractions, from rare plants and flowers to stunning water features and sculptures. Some of the most popular public gardens in the Cotswolds include the Painswick Rococo Garden, the Batsford Arboretum, and the Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

Renowned for its picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and beautiful gardens, the Cotswolds has been used as a filming location for countless movies and TV shows over the years with everything from period dramas to romantic comedies.

Go to www.travelcotswolds.com for information on towns and villages in the Cotswolds.

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