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Honister Slate Mine

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Address: Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
Phone Number: 017687 77230
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Description: 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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Rainy day

Very interesting morning visit while it rained on above, thoroughly enjoyed it, scary short bus ride to the mine entrance, I decided to walk the five minutes back to the car, even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very interesting morning visit while it rained on above, thoroughly enjoyed it, scary short bus ride to the mine entrance, I decided to walk the five minutes back to the car, even brought back a lovely piece of slate for my garden.

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We have just completed the Via Ferrata Extreme at Honister Slate Mine, and can honestly say it was a really fabulous afternoon. A real buzz and sense of achievement for the entire family (Me, Husband and two boys ages 14 and 10). Really challenging (in the best of ways!) weather wasn't great for us which affected the views, but didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Did not go into mine wrong time of day, but had a lovely plaque made, fantastic views of the Pass, go for the spectacular scenery

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My fiancé and I have just done the via ferrata extreme with glaramara activities and it was one of the best things we have ever done!! There was just the 2 of us in the group with our instructor Dwain and he was really really good! We were very nervous but Dwain was calming and reassuring and we knew we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After purchasing some slate we climbed up the hill to get a view above Honister Pass and afterwards enjoyed coffee back at the shop

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Do as little as grabbing a coffee and looking at the view or try out the via ferrata or walk the hills behind. Great place to visit, small shop and coffee area. Nice drive out to the place as well. Very clean, toilets are huge, warm and slated floors and walls.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great for kids of all ages and really good tours. Give it a try. The drive up is stunning, to view from the top when you exit the mine is great and the guides are really good, plus a trip to Buttermere is only just down the road.

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Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

It is a bit out of the way, well I suppose it is a slate mine, but a must see attraction. We have been to the Lake District every couple of years for about 10 years and always visit here. I really recommend the tour of the mine which is far more interesting than it sounds,the guides make it their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a fantastic time doing the via ferrata extreme route. It was definitely hard going and nerve wrecking in some places but what a great experience. Our instructor simon was great n got plenty of photos. We were part of a group of 12, it took us 3 hours in total.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's a regular drive over Honister, so the stop is frequent too. Sadly though the shop has more goods available to buy, the place seems to have 'lost' some of it's atmosphere and 'charm'. Perhaps we just hit it on a bad 'tourist' day.

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Additional Information about Honister Slate Mine

Address: Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
Phone Number: 017687 77230
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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