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Honister Slate Mine

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Address: Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
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+44 17687 77230
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Mine Tour

Very fascinating tour. Tour guide was fantastic and enthusiastic. Would definitely recommend people go on the tour. Possibly try the climb the mine next time, that sounds exciting!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Tasha H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fascinating tour. Tour guide was fantastic and enthusiastic. Would definitely recommend people go on the tour. Possibly try the climb the mine next time, that sounds exciting!

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Wark, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to look around and a lovely cafe with lovely staff.Also a really good shop with different pieces of things for sale,nice bits of things made of the slate.The views outside were beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Via Ferrata Extreme was very enjoyable despite poor weather, Excellent guides. Good Food, reasonable prices. Nice area.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We completed this as a family - we must have been a bit doolally! Dad, mum, plus daughters aged 12 and 10 all completed this, which really tested our nerve. It was pretty cold and wet, but amazing all the same. No more fear of heights ever again after this! Do it - you know you want to!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time doing the Via Ferrata with excellent guidance. Well worth booking online in advance but check the forecast first!

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the feel of the place. Slate [Obviously!] everywhere. Found all the staff very helpful and cheery. The tour guide, Celia, from the moment she took her place, had us all captivated. A brilliant guide and host. The tour was far more than I expected. I cherish my gifted piece of slate. My son bought a key ring and we... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even the drive up is interesting, one minute you think your lost but worth the effort... Take warm clothes, it's Baltic cold ..... Enjoy..

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour of mine with knowledgeable guide. There were adults and children of all ages in our group. Wrap up warm!

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attempted a visit as we had an afternoon free. I'd checked the website in advance and it clearly stated that there would be a tour at 3:30 on that date. But when we arrived, unapologetic staff told us that they weren't running any more tours for the day, implying that their advertising reflected that they were operating low season hours... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If driving by or cycling as I was its a great place to stop and either enjoy the experience of the mine shop views or just the coffee and cakes. It is an oasis at the top of a steep hill but well worth stopping.

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