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Honister Slate Mine

Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
017687 77230
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Ranked #7 of 27 attractions in Keswick
Type: Mines
Description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I have been intrigued by the Honister Slate Mine trip for sometime and finally went today too see what it was about. We got there in time for the Kimberley Tour which lasted about an hour and a half. Our tour guide was a girl with loads of enthusiasm who pitched the tour at exactly the right level - fun... More

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leeds uk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This 73 yr old reasonably fit did it in fine weather on Easter Sat and is still a bit stiff on Tues. Adrenalin pumping stuff on vertical rock faces (some with overhang) plus long wire rope bridge and cargo net. Adam was an excellent guide and very informative. I have solo scrambled Sharp Edge, Jack's Rake, Dow Crag (south traverse)... More

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burnley
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

very professional led tours - a real challenge but thoroughly exhilarating spectacular scenery a very different day out in the lakes

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had a very enjoyable tour of the mine with an entertaining and informative guide. It does help if you have a head for heights (unlike me!). Would recommend

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Bergen, Norway
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Did the Via Ferreta Extreme, WOW, what an experience. Truly heart in the mouth stuff hanging on ladders and wires on the side of a mountain. Always felt safe and looked after while having enough freedom to take on the mountain at my own pace. The only negative was the high price if the photo CD - £15 for a... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The drive from Keswick along the Honister Pass stunning. The walk around Buttermere water encouraging, great for family's.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Nothing else needs to be said - the Via Ferrata Xtreme is worth every penny if you have an adventurous side!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Today I went to Honister Slate Mine to do 'Via Ferrata' It was very good and challenged your strengths. We only did the classic/original but with us living local we will be visiting again soon to do the extreme. Very easy to find as long as you can get to honisster path. Our guide was very friendly and encouraged you.... More

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Passionate and very informed staff/family involvement ensures you get a great experience. The trip into the mine was exciting and increases our respect for those miners from past times who worked in very arduous conditions. This business deserves to prosper and is well worth a visit.

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Booked an all day pass for my wife and I as a birthday present. Went on the Via Ferrata Classic. Our guide was excellent with the right amount of control and humour. Also he was very encouraging to some of us less confidant at height. The views and experience were spectacular. We saw the Via Ferrata Extreme........ not sure I... More

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