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Harry Potter fans: Here's your chance to actually attend Hogwarts

by Emmy Griffiths

You might have been to the Warner Bros. Studios. You might even have taken a trip to Orlando to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. But if there's still a part of you that wishes you could have attended Hogwarts, here's your chance to finally experience the famous school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex has opened the 'Bothwell School of Witchcraft' for all budding witches and wizards. Taking place over three days, the incredible experience in the 15th century castle will see you utterly immersed in the action. You will be able to take part in an official house sorting, attending classes and, in the typical style of Harry and his friends, help to solve a magical mystery. You will also be able to enjoy an incredible banquet and a Yule Ball-inspired party.

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Attend a wizarding school in a castle, just like Hogwarts students

Although the experience is clearly inspired by JK Rowling's imagination, the creators have made it clear that the experience is in no way affiliated with the Harry Potter franchise. Their website reads: "The Bothwell School of Witchcraft is set in an entirely different universe and time with entirely new characters and new plots! The Harry Potter fiction is inspirational, but none of our fiction or content will include that Intellectual Property." The experience will be releasing 150 tickets later this month, and prices will begin at £400 which will include two nights' accommodation, meals and temporary school robes and a tie. All you will need to bring along is a wand!

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You will have to solve a mystery during your time at the castle

Emma Watson has recently chatted about her own Hogwarts days, admitting that she would ruin takes during the first Harry Potter film because she kept mouthing her co-stars' lines. Laughing at a clip of herself miming along with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, she said: "You laugh! This is actually quite traumatic for me because I created issues because of this. I would ruin takes! Chris would be like, 'Cut! Emma, you're doing it again. You're mouthing Dan's lines.' And I'd be like, 'Oh! I'm sorry. So sorry. Oh, I feel so bad.' But I couldn't help myself! I was such a loser. I really loved those books, I really wanted to do my job well and I overdid it."

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