Homestead Timber Frames was chosen by owner Mike Freeman to participate in the expansion of Castle Gwynn, his one-of-kind medieval castle in Tennessee. Castle Gwynn is located in Arrington, Tennessee, and is home to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival held every year around May. The trusses we handcrafted were installed before the 2022 festival and showcase a 400-year-old French castle Griffin carving. They are something to see!
The Tennessee Renaissance Festival at Castle Gwynn
Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all over the country display their wares from silks to swords; from gems to jewels. Flavors, aromas and tastes of specialty foods and drinks greet the festival-goer. Hear Renaissance musicians and merrymakers voices echo through the trees. Welcome all to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival! Sound intriguing? Check out the Tennessee Renaissance Festival Facebook Page or the Tennessee Renaissance Festival Website to find out more about the festival. There’s also an online 2022 Tennessee Renaissance Festival Schedule, if you’re thinking about going and having some medieval fun!
On The Drawing Board
Castle Gwynn – Where Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” Music Video Was Filmed
“Given that “Love Story” is a re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, it only makes sense that the song’s accompanying music video was shot at a countryside castle that could very well be a relic of 16th century Italy. In actuality, the castle is located nowhere near Italy—it’s situated in Arrington, Tennessee, just half an hour from Nashville, the same city where one of Swift’s many homes is located. And although its imposing edifice looks too majestic for this structure to be an actual home, Castle Gwynn is actually a private residence.” Want to know more? Check out this House Beautiful article, “Inside The Castle Where Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” Music Video Was Filmed.”