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Honister Slate Mine: Tours & Tickets

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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!!
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Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
+44 17687 77230
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the VF extreme with my 13 yr old son and two of his friends, thay absolutely loved it. Great couple of hours, £45 ea isn't cheap, be great if they did a family ticket!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Augustuswindsock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the mine while my cousin and partner were over from Texas. My birthday treat was to go on the Via Ferrata!! I absolutely loved it, and the sense of achievement I felt was the best! We ordered slate signs which we picked up...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly not worth the money they are asking for the mine tour.The guy that was taking the tour was definitely more interested in talking about himself than the details of mining.Not good value.

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank crunchybiscuits
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here at the only slate mine operating on a daily basis. The shop was lovely and there is a large range of things that you can buy. The view from the mine is amazing!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank CGreensmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well organised, very safe. Great views. Had a great time. Physically quite demanding, but really good fun. Definitely need a head for heights ! Wear comfy clothes and I would recommend gloves too - regardless of the weather.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank CaroleW549
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the mine yesterday for our tour. Our tour guide Roly, was very warm, welcoming, friendly, informative and witty. He made the tour very interesting, giving our group lots of information, interspersed with banter and funny stories. We really enjoyed our...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank _ourkathy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just been on the via ferrata superbly organised good fun and recommended- you need a head for heights. 3hours passed in no time

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank HJA69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was ruined by the borderline far right "poem" at the entrance. To carve an ode to "blood shed in every century" in stone is controversial. To do so at a tourist attraction that presumably looks to attract international custom is staggering. Some of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
4  Thank folorn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to pay a visit after recommended by a friend... What a great decision... We went on the tour... Very interesting and I formative, some great passion shown by the tour guide and the members of staff.. Would encourage anyone in area to make the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our stay in the Lake District we decided to go visit the slate mine. It was really interesting and the tour was great. My partner is keen to go again and book onto the Via Feratta Extreme. The weather wasn't very nice the day...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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30 May 2019|
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Response from honisterdotcom | Property representative |
Hi Tinc77, we are 8 miles outside of Keswick on the B5289. You can come to the Lake District by train to Penrith and then either take a taxi or the Stagecoach bus service to Keswick. From Keswick you need to take the 77... More
26 May 2019|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
hi sorry only just picked this up as we have been away but I think it has already been answered. enjoy your time there.
15 July 2018|
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Response from Kathryne H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I was able to tag on to a tour after arriving and enquiring after I saw the via ferrata advertised.