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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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Birthday treat

Visited the slate mine early one morning following a very scenic drive from Keswick to the mine. Hadn't booked but paid for the Kimberley mine tour. Thought at first that the cost... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
hilly1618
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Visited the slate mine early one morning following a very scenic drive from Keswick to the mine. Hadn't booked but paid for the Kimberley mine tour. Thought at first that the cost was a little expensive but we fell really lucky and were the only two on the tour! So we had 'Donald' to ourselves. fantastic enthusiastic tour guide who... More 

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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great experience both via ferrata and mines and cafe !!! Wonderful exposure on the via ferrata, wonderful history and industrial archaeology in the mines and a great cup of tea in the cafe !!..............what more could you want ? Exhilarating exposure on Honister crag but very safe

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had a great time at the mine and the kids really loved it. There was information about the history of the area and the guide was great at bringing the place to life. Worth the trip but wrap up warm - it can be freezing!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

An excellent outing on a day of torrential rain! We rang ahead and were able to get on a tour of the mines at a time that suited us. When we arrived Roly put everyone to ease and his friendly, yet professional nature was perfect for a group of tourists. The tour was excellent and the detail provided was great.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The slate mine is set at the top of a beautiful long drive through the Lake District, which makes the journey worthwhile. The mine is one of the few remaining slate mines still in use and well worth a visit. There's a store selling all sorts of slate products for the home and garden.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We hoped to walk around Fleetwith Pike but the snow was to much for us as we were caught out by the weather. Instead we took the Miner's Trail walk offered by the Honister Mine, what a great experience, so interesting and such fun with Rolly such a great host :-) Well worth a visit anytime!

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brough
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Got tickets for this after telling the kids I wanted a go, me and my big mouth lol. Seriously though a fantastic experience and well worth a go the guide we had Hayley was fantastic, great fun and so encouraging the weather was kind a lovely sunny day think it wouldn't have been good in the wet. So any crazy... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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211 reviews 211 reviews
129 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is the last working slate mine in the lakes district. Pity slate is so heavy or i would have had to buy some of the objects in the shop but as an international traveller i had to keep my credit card in my wallet.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for something to do on a wet and cold day in Cumbria and we went to the slate mine. It is still a working mine although the part that you visit is no longer worked. Getting there you have to drive from Keswick and climb up the mountain on a windy country road. The scenery is fantastic.... More 

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Merseyside
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150 reviews 150 reviews
38 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Slate Mine is a good place to stop off and visit when coming over the pass. Well worth doing the Mine Tour and the shop has a good stock of gifts of various sizes and designs. There is a small cafe there if you fancy a warming cuppa!

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