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Hogwarts will not be a dream
Issue Time:2017-03-20

A 'real-lifeHogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry' is set to open in the UK wherestudents can learn spells and 'encounter magical creatures'.

HerstmonceuxCastle in East Sussex has organised the magical three day event, which isaiming to give muggles the chance to experience what it would be like to be awitch or wizard.

Students canenrol from 11th - 13th August 2017 when the 15th century castle opens its doorsto the public.

The three-dayexperience aims to recreate the magical school from Harry Potter as closely aspossible, so students will be sorted into one of four houses before competing againsteach other.

They will alsoget to take part in lessons to learn spells, potions and other kinds of witchcraft,and even have the chance to 'encounter magical creatures' (unfortunately justactors in costumes).

All meals areincluded and there's a big banquet at the end of the stay to celebrate thehouse that emerges as the winner of three days of competition.

The experienceis for over 18s only and it's not cheap. The three nights will set you backbetween 440 pounds- 450 pounds.

On the website,the event is described as follows: "You'll stay for 3 days, full board,and be sorted into your house, take part in lessons, attend a banquet, explorethe grounds and meet weird and wonderful creatures."

"All ofthis takes place in our enchanting 15th century castle. The event runs muchlike a murder mystery. You'll be given a role to play and a story will unfoldaround you where you have to interact with other characters. It's just justlike being in a movie or video game."

"We'llprovide the robes, so all you'll need is a wand and good humour. If you've neverexperienced anything like this before, don't worry. you can get as much or aslittle involved as you like and we will have all you need to have a greattime."