English Castle Set to Become a Real-Life Hogwarts – Sorting and All!
Ever longed to spend a day (or more) as a Hogwarts student? Well, Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England, is one step closer to making that dream a reality!
For one weekend, the castle (renamed the Bothwell School of Witchcraft for the event) is set to become a real-life Hogwarts, where adults will have the chance to experience a whole host of magical surprises.
Those taking part will not only be Sorted into their House but will also attend wizarding-themed classes, have two overnight stays, a meal, and their own character to play throughout the duration of the weekend.
Cameron Readman, the co-founder of Bothwell School of Witchcraft, spoke about the event:
Creating this amazing experience for our potential guests is really exciting.
We want to make it the best we can, and I can’t wait to show everyone more of what we have planned.
The event will be organised by Rogue Events, something co-founder Stuart Munnich is clearly excited about.
We were lucky that Herstmonceux Castle had a cancellation allowing us to book it for the event.
When we arrived at Herstmonceux for the first time we knew immediately that it was the right place. It just felt magical.
The weekend, exclusively for ages 18+, will take place August 11–13, with tickets being sold via a Kickstarter campaign that will be launched in March.
Prices will depend on which package the participant chooses, but the standard rate will be between £400 and £500.
Similar gatherings have taken place in several places around Europe, including Poland’s Czocha Castle, so we’re sure that the UK’s attempt at bringing the magic to life will be a great success!
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