As her chart-topping tunes “Our Song” and “Teardrops On My Guitar” have garnered her the role of country music’s reigning princess, an American castle was an apt choice for teen sensation Taylor Swift’s latest music video, “Love Story.” The private residence of Mr. Mike Freeman, who began work on his dream dwelling in 1980, Castle Gwynn in Arrington-Triune, Tennessee magically transforms for a few days each spring into the regal realm of Covington Glen for the Tennessee Renaissance Festival.
The Juliet-inspired garment worn by the Grammy-nominated artist in the video is a familiar sight during festival days as the troupe of knights in shining armor, minstrels, jugglers and wenches arrive to wow the crowd with 16th century entertainment. For those who wish to walk in the footsteps of the country music star, the price of admission to the festival also allows visitors a tour of Castle Gwynn’s first floor and grounds.
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