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Honister Slate Mine

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Address: Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
Phone Number: +44 17687 77230
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Honister Slate Mine is a unique award winning experience, England's last...

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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Via Ferrata extreme

What a wonderful time spent there.Starting from arival staff very friendly and polite.Little cafe serving hot sandwiches,cofe etc.Out guide on a trip was Adam,certain asset of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful time spent there.Starting from arival staff very friendly and polite.Little cafe serving hot sandwiches,cofe etc.Out guide on a trip was Adam,certain asset of the company.He made everyone feel welcome and made it so much more fun for everyone.Certainly worth the money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Went on the morning tour down to the slate mine as the weather was rainy, misty and grey. Wanted something to do to keep out of the rain and see some of the local history of this beautiful landscape. Well I can't believe we didn't go sooner, the tour was everything and more from start to end. Hard hats off... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We decided to make a trip to the slate mine during our stay in the Lakes after seeing it mentioned everywhere when researching. We booked in for the Kimberley tour as both the husband and I aren't great with heights. Trip up the Honister pass was hairy but we made it without meeting any other cars on the way up... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went to Honister in winter. As the Honister Rambler bus wasn't running, we had to walk the couple of miles up from Seatoller Well worth it for the views. The tour of the slate mine was actually conducted by the mother of the mine's owner who reopened it but was tragically killed in a helicopter crash. It was obvious... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the mine with our 7 year old daughter at the end of our half term holiday in The Lakes. The views up there are breathtaking and we even had a fly past from a pair of RAF Hawks as we arrived! The tour guide, Donald, was fantastic and he made the whole experience really informative and enjoyable... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The via ferrata extreme is a wonderful experience - my wife hates heights but completed it in howling wind and rain.......all I can say is - just do it!! :-)

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We first visited Honister in 2002 before it expanded to what it is today. We had a great visit. Fast forward 14yrs and 2 kids later we thought we'd go again and I'm so pleased we did!! The tour has changed somewhat and is certainly a lot more detailed now. The tour guide (who's name escapes me) was fantastic. His... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great shop, interesting slate pieces, lovely break from the rain. Well worth a visit. Drive up the hill not for the faint hearted.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a proper working slate mine with a little extra! Try the Via Ferrata and the mine tour, A Great day out.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a great morning we had, we joined the 10:30am group on a Sunday morning, the Kimberley tour I think they call it, we had some youngsters with us. Only 2 other people in the group so we pretty much had a personal tour. Donald was the tour guide - give that man a pay rise - what a great... More 

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