Mickleton

Mickleton is a small village close to the border of Worcestershire and Warwickshire on the western edge of the Vale of Evesham.  It is 3 miles north of Chipping Campden.

The town is known mostly for its produce; you can buy locally grown fruits and vegetables in Mickleton including apples, asparagus and cauliflower.  The town has a number of appealing stone and half-timber thatched cottages.  There is a hotel called the Three Ways Hotel with a Victorian Memorial Fountain just outside.  The lovely Medford House features a 14-century tower and spire.  The two-storied porch, constructed in the 17th century, is considered highly peculiar.  Inside is a chapel with a 12th century crucifix.

Mickleton is also known for the nearby Meon Hill.  Meon Hill is believed to have been J.R.R. Tolkien’s inspiration for Weathertop in The Fellowship of the Ring.  The site has long been associated with paranormal activity and is commonly associated in local folklore with the Devil.  A man named Charles Walton was notoriously murdered there in 1945 after being accused of witchcraft.

There are two public houses in Mickleton where you can enjoy a delicious meal and a drink, King’s Arms and Butcher’s Arms.  Mickleton is off the beaten path, but a pleasant and intriguing place to visit.

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