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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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Via Ferrarta and Hiking the Mountain

Wonderful day for husband and son on Via Ferrata. What an amazing achievement by the owners. I decided to walk up the fell next to the mine and oh my word I'm glad I did. Amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful day for husband and son on Via Ferrata. What an amazing achievement by the owners. I decided to walk up the fell next to the mine and oh my word I'm glad I did. Amazing views. Wonderful feeling. Definitely a recommendation for anyone going to the are a.

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Memories of childhood, of stealing slate off the slag heap, of Keswick family...and today, my teenager loved going on the via ferrata classic with his uncle and cousins. I loved the mine - Don't miss this special place.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I read the reviews watched the you tube videos and I've got to agree with all of the them. Our guide was Adam who was extremely qualified in the world of climbing, great communication skills, put people at ease and allowed every one to complete the challenge. We even had a grandma on the tour who surprised all of us... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped here firstly for a look in the shop and to get a cup of tea but managed to get on a tour and so glad we did. The guide Roland was excellent especially with the children, very informative tour and well worth a visit. It is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties as steep steps at one section.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A really enjoyable trip back in time. To imagine how it must have been to actually work here every day is quite amazing. They breed them tough in the Lakes!! Definitely worth a visit....and them maybe a sneaky trip up to Great Gable :)

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We had a great day out at Honister Slate Mine. We went as a group of 2 adults and 2 teenagers. We had a tour of the mine that was lead very well. It was very informative but done in a way that didn't make it boring for kids. The mine is huge and the story you get told about... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Great location inanity and great for a rainy day. The mine tours are fascinating as well as the history of the mine and its transformation into what it is now. The Via ferrata and via ferrata extreme are great fun but you need a head for heights. Best to do these on a fine day!!

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St Helens, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

My husband and I came here to do the Via Ferrati Xtreme and it was fantastic. Got kitted up with safety harness, lanyards, karabiners and helmet. Took a bus half way to the top then scaled the mountain the rest of the way. Best part was walking across the "Burma Bridge", that was something different. Our guide Adam was great,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Check out this place if you are in the area. Splendid dishes while you wait for the tour. Beware to bring warm clothes as it's cold and wet inside the caves. Spectacular slates that easily make you want to take home real souvenirs. Love the slate plant holders we have from the place however the video seem dated and can... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Stunning Views, exactly what I was hoping to see and we will be coming back on our next visit and doing the mine experience.

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