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  Couple set up real-life Hogwarts
Updated 17 August 2002, 13.05
The real Hogwarts
Good news for all budding witches and wizards!

A pair of English "hedge witches" are setting up a finishing school for wizards and witches - just like a real-life Hogwarts!

Fact File
Hedge witches
Used to be known as local healers and midwives
Know about medicinal use of herbs
Usually live on their own
Ravens and geese are usually associated with them

Bev and Del Richardson want to teach young people about magic and nature they say is around them.

The couple already hold festivals at their home of Castle Pook in Ireland. People from all over the world take part in magic arts workshops and classes, says the Times.

Spooky Pook

Castle Pook

And Castle Pook would make Harry and friends feel at home.

It's surrounded by a forest and is full of stone carvings, spooky bats, crystal balls and hand-carved wands!

The "wizard", Mr Richardson, has a silvery, bushy beard and wears a white gown with a "scholar's" black robe. But there won't be any Quidditch classes going on at Pook - he doesn't play it!

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