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Honister Slate Mine

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
+44 17687 77230
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there were only four of us on a bitterly cold day. the waterfalls were frozen solid. we got a real glimpse into the very hard way of life of the slate miners. this slate is the hardest there is and therefore must be very hard to quarry. children from the young age of 8 working
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We traveled here as part of our honeymoon trip around the UK. It was during storm Ciara and the weather was bloody awful with 40mph winds and snow but we were really glad that it wasn’t cancelled. We turned up and we’re the only 2 people silly enough to try it but Adam was happy
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Brilliant experience. Was something we did as a family and I’d strongly recommend it. Great insight. That bus driver is amazing! 😳. Will be going again to buy some slate for our home
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We had booked for the via Ferrara extreme, but guessed on the drive there it might not go ahead, as it was windy. Surprisingly, we were taken to get kitted out with helmets, harness etc. It was only after we were ready that we were told the via Ferrara was cancelled - that made
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Very moving video of the story of how the latest incarnation of the mine was started. We were a small group and so were taken up to the mine entrance by Landrover, which was fun. The view from there was fabulous and the weather kind enough for us to stand outside for a while.
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