IT’S certainly one of the most stunning of Bolton’s grand buildings ­- and now it seems Bolton School has caught the eye of our American cousins.

The school forms the spectacular backdrop for the BBC’s hit teen mystery drama Get Even, which is now showing in the United States on Netflix.

The school was transformed into the fictional Bannerman Independent School last year for the series.

And now viewers across the Atlantic have been left wondering whether the awe-inspiring building could actually be a real school.

The Bolton News:

(Bolton School)

Such is the excitement surrounding Bolton’s very own Hogwarts, US Cosmopolitan magazine wrote a feature on the school this month.

The article states: “In the event that you turned on Get Even, took one look at Bannerman Independent School, and were like, Wait, sorry, why didn’t I go to school in a castle? there’s some good news. Bannerman’s campus fully exists in real life - meaning you can visit those turrets right now ­- er, when the pandemic is over.”

The writer even makes reference to planning trips to Bolton.

The Bolton News:

(Filming at Le Mans Crescent)

Sue Hincks, headmistress of Bolton School girls’ division said: “We were delighted to feature in US Cosmopolitan. With Taylor Swift singing the praises of the Lake District, it is great for Bolton to gain an international reputation as a place of beauty and a magnet for television and film producers.”

Bolton School and other locations in Bolton have featured in many dramas and films in recent times, including The Stranger, starring Richard Armitage as well Cold Feet, Bancroft and many others.

The money made by Bolton School through filming goes towards the bursary scheme which opens the gates to bright students regardless of their background.

Read Cosmopolitan’s article here

The series is showing on BBC Iplayer in the UK.