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“Excellent slate valley!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine
Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
017687 77230
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Ranked #2 of 24 Attractions in Keswick
Type: Mines, Outdoors
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Owner description: Honister Slate Mine is a unique award winning experience, England's last remaining working slate mine and England's very first Via Ferrata!!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent slate valley!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Awe struck by the sheer beauty of the valley as we drove down through it and took photos of the breathtaking view of the road winding between the two cliff sides

Visited December 2012
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Longnewton, East Lothian
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A regular visitor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I love this place. Great for walkers coming down off the hill as well as good browsing and exploring the displays. Do now have a fair bit of green honister slate around the house.

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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Excellent attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

The mine tour is very interesting, the shop has some wonderful slate products in it. Cafe nice and staff very friendly. We have done the fill your boot for £20 there a few times over recent years but I am not sure if they still do this offer or not. Would highly recommend.

Visited January 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Great morning at Honister”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We enjoyed a family visit to Honister Pass and booked up the Classic climb. It was great for us hikers to get a taste of climbing and Johnnie was a good guide with just the right level of humour to get our slightly less 'keen' team members through the tough bits. We are looking forward (most of us!) to coming back and having a go at the extreme route.

Visited November 2012
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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“Stag do - Via Feratta Extreme!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Group of us went for the day, lots of snow on the motorway coming up so wasn't sure how well that would effect the climb. Luckily it made it amazing, I think this is a great outdoor activity whatever the weather...with the exception of gale force winds.

Natural elements apart, great fun! our guide added to the enjoyment, by winding most people up at some point along the way. Sense of exposures brilliant and the rope bridge was a real rush, but felt perfectly safe all the way through. Surprised by how tiring it was though, definitely need to have a descent level of fitness. And topping off at the summit - the views are amazing.

Great services at the slate mine too, would highly recommend this to anyone with a love of the great outdoors.

Visited November 2012
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