The pretty Cotswolds village near London where Taylor Swift is said to be staying during Eras Tour

-Credit: (Image: Getty)
-Credit: (Image: Getty)


Taylor Swift's giant musical project The Eras Tour is coming to the UK very soon. But when she is not performing, Taylor seems to yearn for the quiet country life.

It has been reported that she has hired a £3 million house in the Cotswolds village of Chipping Norton as a place to get away from all the attention that being in the city brings, according to The Telegraph.

She is planning to play at Wembley on June 15, 20, 21, 22, and 23, and on August 15, 16, 17, 19, and 20. But Chipping Norton, just under an hour away from Oxford is a very different atmosphere altogether.

The place is totted with the Cotswold's classic quaint sandstone houses sitting on the edge of babbling brooks and covered in blooming wisteria. Beyond the village are rolling English country hills and meadows dotted with sturdy oaks and bleating lambs.

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In between moments like these, it seems Taylor craves some quieter country life moments -Credit:GETTY

Boyfriend Travis Kelce, 34, is said to be joining her at the country spot, reports The Sun. A source said: “Taylor has booked the cottage while she is over in the UK. She wants a place to unwind away from the tour and the countryside is her happy place. Taylor loves dressing up in sequins on stage but is most at home in muddy boots in the fresh air.”

You might read all this and think Taylor has a point - it sounds like a great retreat from city life. Or you might just want to follow in her famous footsteps. Either way, it might be best to know what's out there before you go. And luckily, it's not too far from London, with a train ride just two and a half hours via Paddington or an hour and 48 minutes driving.

Cotswolds village is no stranger to celebs

Lisa Hogan and Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson's farm is in Chipping Norton, you can go and buy some of his produce at the Diddly Squat Farm Shop -Credit:Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Chipping Norton is no stranger to celebrities it should be said, for it is the setting of Jeremy Clarkson's farm. You can go to his Diddly Squat Farm shop just outside of town for a chance to catch a glimpse of their happy farm crew there - Jeremy, Kaleb, Lisa. You can try to have a chat with Gerald if you dare.

Other celebs said to live in the Cotswolds area are David and Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Simon Cowell, Zara and Mike Tindall, and Amanda Holden.

It's not just TV star territory either. The ex-prime minister and now foreign secretary David Cameron is actually Lord of Chipping Norton funnily enough.

Things to see in the area

The quintessentially British area is stunningly beautiful -Credit:Getty
The quintessentially British area is stunningly beautiful -Credit:Getty

The area is lined by history - over 5,000 years of it actually. The Rollright Stones, said to be one of the most famous stone circles the UK has to offer, are nearby.

But it's not all about what's outside of town, Chipping Norton itself has a wealth of things to do. If you like a good British pub, The Fox just off the high street is a good bed. They serve cool pints and delicious food with eat-your-heart-out roast dinners. It's also a hotel where you can stay and make your base of operation for the trip.

Blenheim Palace is just round the corner
Blenheim Palace is just round the corner -Credit:John Keeble/Getty Images

As the sun is coming out you might want to sit up on a terrace with your drinks, and for that, you should go to Bitter & Twisted pub just down the road on Market Street. A swanky bar and eatery to come back to after hiking through the country after a long day.

For those more active among us there is also an open-air lido in town that you can visit, weather permitting - or not if you're brave enough.

Chipping Norton is often called the gateway to the Cotswolds so you shouldn't neglect nearby towns like Chadlington, Stow-on-the-Wold, and Woodstock. Not to mention Blenheim Palace isn't too far for the history buffs.