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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!!
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
+44 17687 77230
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Roads are very narrow and can be a bit scary as 25% gradient at times but scenery is amazing and worth the visit. We had dogs with us so couldn't do the actual tour which would have been interesting but shop is great with lots...More

Thank DawnOrmerod
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived at the Slate mine with some friends with the plan to hike around the area, but the weather wasn't too good, so we decided to go to the cafe and then to do a mine tour. It was a spur of the moment...More

Thank Iconik
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited Honister Slate Mine on a few occasions in the past and had wanted to do the Via Ferrata but either our children were too young or we didn't have time. But on our last visit, it was just us and we had...More

Thank Debbie_Smith1963
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to turn right in the cafe bit and look through the big window to see the 2 new slate saws cutting through the fresh slabs. Other workshop activity can see seen from the shop area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid a fiver to park here in order to walk Fleetwith Pike which was a smashing walk. You can redeem your £5 parking ticket in the shop against anything for £10 or over, and there are plenty of things to choose from. We didn't...More

Thank Rolfies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us, including 11-years-old daughter took on the Via Ferrara Xtreme and had a wonderful time. It's not for the faint-hearted or those with a distinct fear of heights. However, of course it's perfectly safe as you're always securely tied onto the course with...More

Thank alexberry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really recommend this to anyone, as someone who is not keen on heights i like to face things head-on so this was a great experience. We booked the Via Ferrata Classic as the extreme was all booked up for the day we were going, We...More

Thank Karl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked Via Ferrata Extreme as a surprise for my partners birthday. We both really enjoyed it and we decided to also do the tour of the Slate Mine afterwards. We ended up having our own private tour as it was a quiet time of...More

Thank Danppppppppp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit and learned so much. This is a must do visit, heartily recommended it. We visited on a bright sunny day. The staff were really helpful and friendly.

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to the Honister Slate Mine for close on 20+ years, (OK so I am an old git). I can remember the days when to get a cup of tea you made your own and put your money in the honesty box....More

Thank Bowwow2
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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
19 December 2016|
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
Lital B
19 August 2016|
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Response from Elvira I | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they would be able to do the via ferrata, if I recall correctly it was min in age 10. For the mines better call and ask. However the area is very beautiful and there are beautiful walks in the area from the... More