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Harry Potter Fan? You Can Now Enroll at a Real Life Hogwarts

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 14 March 2017
Ever wake up screaming ‘Accio Hogwarts’? Well guess what, Hogwarts is that little bit closer for fans of JK Rowling’s beloved book series.

Always wanted to go to wizarding school, but never received that coveted Hogwarts letter? Luck’s come your way because a new British school of magic has popped up in England, and everyone’s invited.

Between August 11 and 13, 2017, Herstmonceux Castle (pictured below) in East Sussex will be transformed into the Bothwell School of Witchcraft (we know, we’re screaming too), where students over the age of 18 can take part in all sorts of magical debauchery.

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Just like in the books, on arrival all the pupils will be sorted into school houses (not Slytherin, not Slytherin), have a go at potions with Professor Snape, compete with rival houses — and no, you can’t use ‘Avada Kedavra’ — and celebrate in style at an epic Hogwarts-style banquet. Oh, and guess what, you’ll also get to eat all your meals in the 15th-century castle too!

It’s not cheap though. Standard tickets will set you back £400–£500 (US$486–US$608), which includes two nights accommodation and meals. Looks like you’ll have to open a savings account at Gringotts.

Tickets will be sold via a Kickstarter campaign that’s due to launch on March 28. Watch this space for further details.

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