The 'spectacular' county where Duran Duran's John Taylor has owned a Grade I listed home for 20 years

Westonbirt Arboretum John Taylor

He owns a home in Wiltshire

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 14/11/2023

- 05:00

John Taylor has enjoyed a quiet life in a quaint part of the UK

John Taylor has travelled the world as a member of Duran Duran.

When working in the UK, he chooses a private part of the country to stay.

John moved to the South Wraxall Manor estate with his wife in 2005.

It is a Grade I listed country house located in Wiltshire.

Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum is located about 30 minutes away


It was built in the early 15th century and has lots of traditional features.

South Wraxall is a village located in Wiltshire.

Those visiting Wiltshire will find a rural county in the south west of England.

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is one of the most beautiful areas of nature in the area.

It is a collection of trees and shrubs that is around 30 minutes from South Wraxall.

Visit Wiltshire said: "The 600 acre arboretum is home to 3,000 different species of trees and around 15,000 individual specimens.

"A place of environmental and historical importance, its Victorian creator Robert Holford was fascinated by rare and beautiful plants and helped finance expeditions to collect specimens from around the world.

"Westonbirt Arboretum is known internationally for its spectacular autumn colour display, but offers an unforgettable day out all year round.

Westonbirt Arboretum

There is lots of nature in the area


"[It offers] magnificent flowering trees in spring, to sculptural and bright-stemmed specimens in winter."

John's bandmate Simon Le Bon also lives in a quiet part of the UK.

Simon lives in a peaceful UK borough where the average house price costs £900,000.

Human League's Phil Oakey lived in a northern city where houses cost just £240,000.

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