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Honister Slate Mine

Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
+44 17687 77230
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Honister Slate Mine is a unique award winning experience, England's last remaining working slate mine and England's very first Via Ferrata!!
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were booked onto a 9am experience today. We arrived early and from the start were welcomed by the staff. Jenny, our guide, was friendly and encouraging, but made sure we got all the safety briefings we needed. The experience involved a drive up to...More

Thank SeanClark1974
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our visit to Honister started with a warm drink in the cafe. The girls working there were very welcoming. The tour started with Donald giving us a brief history of mining in the Lake District, which was very interesting. Helmets were supplied, and then a...More

Thank Jane F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the mine tour with Donald who was incredibly knowledgeable. Enjoyed it a lot but make sure you are WELL wrapped up.Its really cold in there especially when you're standing still .Wear good shoes,the outside walk to the bus back is short, but was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great tour, even with the many road closures, we got there eventually. Great, even on rainy days as it’s mostly inside. We did the normal tour (there is lots of different things you can do) and you are shown a video about how...More

1  Thank RachelMcknight
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Honister Slate Mine on our way back from Keswick. We took a guided tour into the slate mines and really enjoyed it. The views of the mountains are also breathtaking. There is a coffee shop where you can take refreshments, and also...More

Thank Saqib R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Morning drive to Honister pass, lovely drive and fantastic views. When you get to the top of Honister pass you come across the slate mine. There is a coffee shop, you can visit the mine also go into the slatted shop. We took a packed...More

Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely day out while staying in Keswick, beautiful area of natural beauty thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

Thank WELSHLADY389
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Went with friends to the slate mine to experience the via ferrata. This event was good fun, well managed and safe. The guide was very experienced and an extremely friendly chap. A fine specimen of a Lakeland gentleman. I would recommend taking children and friends...More

2  Thank RobMessenger1
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

An amazing day out. The staff were fantastic. Adam our guide on the via ferrarta was extremely patient and encouraging. Also very knowledgeable about the area. The weather was amazing, cloudy at times but stunning views. And we even managed a few snow balls. I...More

1  Thank Juliette P
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

We went to the slate mine after seeing it on television. There were two experiences: classic and extreme. We're not stupid and chose classic. They said you have to be fit and healthy. I am fit and healthy but could not manage the classic route,...More

2  Thank LondonbabyNwUk
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Megan G
18 October 2017|
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Response from clapperton90 | Reviewed this property |
Hey sorry for the late reply! Just google them for your times ect and defiantly book! I would say no to doing it pregnant to be honest but obviously entirely up to yourself. Enjoy anyway
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Lucy E
28 December 2016|
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Response from tiger1998 | Property representative |
Yes we have the Kimberley Mine tour that runs daily. It's mainly on the level and is a fairly flat surface. It goes approximately 200m inside the mine. It will involve stooping downwards slightly for approximately 40m. I... More
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Graham7983
18 December 2016|
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Response from tiger1998 | Property representative |
The guide that takes you an the Via Ferrata takes lots of photos of you and others on the route. When you get down from the activity you'll have the chance to look at all the photos on a slide show at the main desk. You'll... More
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