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Honister Slate Mine

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Address: Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
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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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Really good day out!! :)

My children and husband really enjoyed doing the classic Via Ferrata! I decided to do the mine tour instead as I am not keen on climbing however it was very enjoyable and the tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aliceobey
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My children and husband really enjoyed doing the classic Via Ferrata! I decided to do the mine tour instead as I am not keen on climbing however it was very enjoyable and the tour guide that lead it was very entertaining!

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Had a brilliant afternoon with my daughter, our fab guide, Hayley, and the rest of the intrepid group hanging around on the mountainsides, followed by the fun mine tour with Donald and a welcome snack at the end. A gem of a place.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving from Borrowdale over to Buttermere via Honister Pass. We came across this great attraction. Wonderful slate work and a nice cafe. Did not have time for the Via Ferata but will try it next time - if we have the nerve.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm really disappointed because ....the trial was too short! I really enjoyed and I think everyone should do it. Nice and easy, perfect if you want to do something different.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this as a trio for my boyfriend and I to do. He does indoor bouldering and enjoyed this. He is scared of heights but found it all ok apart from the Burma Bridge; about which he says never again but is glad he did it. I have recently recovered from a very long and bad case of Glandular... More 

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1 Thank Jess B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned to visit Honister as we knew the weather would not be great for walking. Thank goodness for bad weather, this was such a fun experience. Both the guides were great, good fun and so knowledgeable. Inside the mine was amazing and the history was fascinating. The cafe was great and the gift shop is well worth a visit.... More 

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Brighton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great that this place was taken on and opened to the public. Just an overall interestng experience with a trip to the mine. Bus ride to the opening a short and hairy!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning feats of engineering! Not too much ducking mostly in large cavernous spaces, well lit so no need to be worried if afraid of dark spaces, didn't feel enclosed at all. It was very cold I would advise to wear layers and gloves. Lovely tour guide full of information about the recent history of the mine, including some nice personal... More 

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Thank LinDo368
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend Via Ferrara extreme to anyone, but book it through another company. We arrived for the 9.00am session and the weather was 'atmospheric' to say the least. My girlfriend was quite worried about the high wind and I politely enquired at reception if there was a chance of rebooking. I was greeted with a frosty welcome and simply... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing experience! The whole family and the kids enjoyed and learned a lot too! Highly recommend if you are in Lake District!

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