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Honister Slate Mine

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“via ferrata”(177 reviews)
“mark weir”(23 reviews)
“kimberly tour”(14 reviews)
Honister Slate Mine is a unique award winning experience, England's last remaining working slate mine and England's very first Via Ferrata!!
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Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
+44 17687 77230
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took my teenagers to this activity and we got to climb inside an 800 year old slate mine. I am an experienced climber and was very impressed with the set up inside, it offered great challenges to all experience levels, thoroughly enjoyed it as did...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Well, we did the Climb the Mine experience and my goodness had we underestimated it! We normally love high rope and climbing activities like ‘Go Ape’ but this is much more advanced and requires a high level of fitness. We both are fit but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jorichell
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We had been out walking all day got back and cafe was closed.the very kind young lady agreed to make us a tea,coffee and hot chocolate. It was very welcoming and much appreciated. Top marks to her

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ian m
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Great place to visit and see the slate finishing processes. Journey to and from the mine in nothing short of spectacular.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We needed a break and some lunch as we passed this place. We checked out the shop, then looked in the café which is tucked away. It was quiet, we found the server eating his own lunch which he happily left to serve us. He...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wildredpoppies
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

It's a shame that this beautiful area of the world is occupied by a site with apathetic people. I don't know if it's due to accrued boredom, or impatience with new people visiting the area with no experience of climbing/hiking/being outdoors, but I found the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank EricJohnson86
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Booked to do the Via Ferrata Xtreme on Saturday October 20th for a birthday treat with my son and a friend. My son and I did the Via Ferrata last year and had a wonderful time so we were really excited. As was my friend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank richarddriver64
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Great experience- especially for those like me who can’t do the via ferrata! Really enjoyed this. Great guide (Scott).

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bob F
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Picked the slate mine to do having seen it listed as something to do when it's raining in the lakes. A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours sheltering underground oblivious to the weather outside! The drive up to the mine is fine, a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lc0076
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Perched on top of a high fell Honister is well worth a visit. A lot of history here, some interesting detail of the mine's existence and the hard life and work of the miners. It is a great place to park if you're starting a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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14 July 2018|
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Response from Shallwegothere | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, I booked online to ensure a place for a specific date.
Bernadette H
31 March 2018|
Response from Alex W | Reviewed this property |
Yea but obviously not on the tours or climbs.
Bernadette H
31 March 2018|
Response from BORN-READY |
Yes , but only around the car park areas and in the cafe but not into the mines obviously.