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Honister Slate Mine

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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this on a very wet day and were to late for a tour of the mine but the shop and cafe made up for this The views down Honister pass are amazing, Well worth a visit.

Thank BigDave1955
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was nice to find somewhere with free parking and easy access to a fantastic view of Buttermere, plus a lovely cafe to finish off in. The slate products for sale in the shop were lovely but seemed very expensive. The Via ferrata extreme experience...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit and climb were good, we went on a Friday and there was only 5 of us going up. It took about 2 hours and was very good. I would say the booking system online is shocking, don't use it if there's more than...More

Thank craig w
Reviewed 1 week ago

2 pieces of advice. 1. Look at your guide, he/she is taking photos as you go along and it is better if they get your smiling face and not the back of your head. 2. If it's raining take a bag to put your wet...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a lovely drive to Honister slate mine. Someone mentioned tight roads but nothing out of the ordinary for the Lakes-just got to look in front and plan and sometimes wait in passing places for oncoming traffic. It was £17.50 each for a tour of...More

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving up Honister Pass, to get a feel of the Lakeland Fells, the Honister Slate Mine is well worth a visit. Lots of interesting items to see and buy if the mood takes you

Thank Ken19bT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting the Lake District for quite a few years but this was the first time that we had visited the mine, it is in a stunning location Honister Pass. The tour lasted about an hour and a half and our guide was...More

Thank janetjenkins84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a full review as we didn't go down the mine, but wanted to warn visitors that when you arrive, there is a carpark that is owned by National Trust and costs £7.50 for the day. If you drive a tiny bit further there's one...More

Thank Splodgegop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place, nice shop to buy slate products. Excellent Tour too. The only working slate mine.

Thank BOycie_4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience, we had a group of eight, mixed abilities, joe I think was his name, very professional calm and reassuring, the course is certainly challenging and tested all of us and I would certainly recommend this as a challenge for those seeking...More

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July 14, 2018|
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Response from Shallwegothere | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, I booked online to ensure a place for a specific date.
Bernadette H
March 31, 2018|
Response from Alex W | Reviewed this property |
Yea but obviously not on the tours or climbs.
Bernadette H
March 31, 2018|
Response from BORN-READY |
Yes , but only around the car park areas and in the cafe but not into the mines obviously.