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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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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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Honister is a great location and offers lots of good stuff like the mine tour, via ferrata and shop which we have all tried and really enjoyed. But this review is for walkers as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Honister is a great location and offers lots of good stuff like the mine tour, via ferrata and shop which we have all tried and really enjoyed. But this review is for walkers as if you are venturing out of Seatoller, up Dale Head or over to Green Gable, or even returning from as far as Hay Stacks via the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We joined a tour on our recent trip to Keswick, we were very impressed, it lasted about 2 hours and it was very interesting. There is so much more to do Besides the tour if you have a hard for heights the views are spectacular. They have a very well stocked shop with some lovely pieces made from the green... More 

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Thank Julie P
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The drive over Honister Pass is not for the faint hearted. Going down is proper scary with very narrow , very, very steep mountain pass road and coming up, well !!! On a wet day it would be very difficult for a car with narrow gauge tyres. The views are stunning and do go if you are completely comfortable with... More 

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Thank Rosslareharbour
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience of how life in the mine used to be. Donald the tour guide is very informative and knowledgable and involves all ages on the tour. This is s different day out that we all enjoyed

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Thank Doug B
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Honister after watching a programme on TV about Mark Weir who brought the mine back to life and who tragically died in the making of the film. He was killed when his helicopter crashed. I spoke to his mother who worked there on my visit and was moved to tears when talking about him. I found him such... More 

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Thank dianavictoria814
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Honister Slate Mine today and had a brilliant time. Decided to do the £12.50 tour and what a surprise! Was well worth the money. Our guide was Donald who was entertaining and informative throughout with a clear passion for the Lakes and it's mining history. He led us with a firm but fair hand ensuring everyone's safety at all... More 

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Thank Karen M
Funchal, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting to see the mines, the engineering and equipment. Good to go on the tour. Nice place to have a coffee

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good visit. The tour was well run, Donald the guide was full of fascinating facts. The tour has a few steep steps and is in the dark so you need to wear mining helmets and head torches. Shop good too.

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Thank Hadleyfish
Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a very rainy day and did the Kimberley mine tour, Donald was very informative and knew everything about the slate industry. The tour was very interesting even if it was freezing! Shop was very expensive although there was a good selection of items. Ample free parking and a small cafe.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been wanting to go for a while- but it was so bad that I apologised to my family at the end of it! I think our guide spoiled it- angry/ grumpy old man. He also kept saying the miners 'made' the slate! He missed a lot of interesting stories- touched on a couple of interesting things once but mainly focused... More 

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