Bothwell School of Witchcraft is the UK’s largest magic school role-playing event. Surrounded by the towering walls of a 15th century moated castle, you’ll easily be able to become a part of the school of magic you always dreamed of attending! Take part in magical lessons as a student or professor, explore the expansive grounds, be sorted into one for the four school houses, and make lifelong friendships.

The Houses

Bothwell is proudly home to four school houses that compete for the House Shield, and each embody strong qualities to be found in all witches. The houses at Bothwell School of Witchcraft are named after some of the protectors of the school early in its conception as they defended the castle while it was still a sanctuary for young witches to help fight injustices against their kind. To learn more about the houses, click on each of the links below.

The Houses

The Faculty

The playable faculty of Bothwell School of Witchcraft consists of the Head Master, nine Professors, and usually one or two supporting staff, including Assistant Professors, a Head Guardian, or a Janitor, for example.

Most professors also function as House Monitors who advise and guide the members of a specific House.

The Lessons

All students get the opportunity to take part in all of the lessons offered by the faculty, much like in a UK secondary school. Whether you’re a first, second, or third year, you’ll experience each class once during the event, as well as getting the opportunity to play the popular magical sport Fireball Dragon, and have downtime to catch up with homework, take part in an after-class club, or get up to mischief with your friends!

Explore the classes here!

Life at Bothwell

There are many extra-curricular activities at Bothwell. Some of these are learning-based after school classes like assisting a teacher with their research, or a Prefect leading part of First-Year detention to get extra credit. 

Sorting Pop Quiz

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You arrive home after a long day, what do you do to unwind?

You're going on vacation, what type of getaway would you choose?

Would you rather...?

Choose one of the following enchanted items

You're walking around the school alone and you stumble across a dark passageway that definitely wasn't there yesterday. Do you..

I prefer to do things ...

You're shown your possible futures by a strange creature in the forest. It says you must choose a future before you can pass.

When you're procrastinating from your magical history, you're...

You come across two seniors bullying a junior. You're a junior yourself, do you...

Would you rather...?

What would you say is your best skill?

When I'm stuck I ask for help from friends...

Pick a drink from the tavern

You notice one of your fellow students has cheated on a beastology exam and they have received a higher grade than you. What do you do?

Choose a word

You're in a heated argument with a fellow student and you know you're right. Do you...

You're under a lot of pressure during your witchcraft exams. Which best describes your actions?

It's your birthday at the castle! How would you celebrate.

Bothwell House Sorting
House Boyeswick

Members of Boyeswick house are chosen for their bravery, loyalty, passion and adventurous spirit. They are fiercely dedicated and will go to great lengths to defend their friends. The colours for House Boyeswick are deep blue and gold, representing his loyalty and relationship with the crown. The motto is “Fortis” which translates to Brave.
House Wisenforth

Wisenforths are known for their sharp wit and cool temperaments. While a keen intellect is often associated with cynicism, Wisenforths are generally optimistic and generous; their friends feel warmed by their company. The emerald green and silver house colours embody Brianne’s healing background and affinity with the earth. The motto “Sapiens” means wise.
House Tabwen

Tabwens are known for their astuteness, charm, cunning and independence. While independent souls, Tabwens can be quite relaxed about life (and the rules) and their innate ability to tell what someone’s thinking can make them a fine companion. The colours of House Tabwen, purple and gold, characterise Olwenna’s high regard with the crown using the colours associated with royalty. The motto “Callidus” means cunning.
House MacNewthorn

MacNewthorns are known for their introversion, ambition, creativity and hardworking nature. Less boisterous than their friends in Boyeswick, MacNewthorns prefer to operate behind the scenes. Their ambition and hard work often see them in positions of power, even if they’re not the face of the operation. To represent the high ambition and silver tongue of Montague, the house colours are crimson and silver. The motto of House MacNewthorn is “Furtivus” which means clandestine.

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The Team

Holly Hatton Baldwin
Holly Hatton Baldwin
Producer, Bothwell
Cameron Readman
Creative Director, Bothwell
Christopher Sandberg
Christopher Sandberg
CEO