Faces of Williamson County: Tennessee Renaissance Festival

You don’t have to go to Europe to see a real castle. Or visit England to see a Queen named Elizabeth. Castle Gwynn is a real castle located in Arrington, Tennessee right outside of Triune. It’s white towers and copper roofs glow every evening from the light of the setting sun. Once a year, in May, the grounds are opened as part of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival, where fairies cavort and jousters knock each other from noble steeds as the mighty Queen Elizabeth looks on. The 34- year-old festival and massive castle began as the dream of one man, Mike Freeman.