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“Slateastic”

Honister Slate Mine
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$57.58*
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Borrowdale, Buttermere and Beyond: Spectacular Ten Lakes Day Trip from...
Ranked #4 of 63 things to do in Keswick
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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
Amersham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Slateastic”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

In the fells of Honester where no more than sheer slate can be found oh, and maybe some snow if your lucky! Find out how they make your favourite items out of slate, if your lucky your get a free sample! Ever need a free ride home?
They have their own helicopter..

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Dayton
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A surprise!”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

We happened on this as we were driving through. Wonderful visit. Learned a lot about slate but possibly a bit too much about conflict with the Lake Conservancy District on our tour... Be sure to stay close to guide as there isn't a trail guide in the rear to make sure you get out! And there are several tunnels to head down in places.

Visited April 2012
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Warrington
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23 reviews
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“Don't miss the mine tour!”
Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

It's easy to turn up here and visit the cafe and shop but skip the mine tour as it costs extra. If you do, you'll really miss out on the point of the place. It's the mine that makes this place. The guide was knowledgeable and engaged the children really well. The mine tour wasn't like a coal mine - much more accessible. Fascinating.

When you're done, walk up the path to the top of the fell that contains the mine for a great view of Haystacks and borrow dale. Takes about an hour and a half each way.

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Glamis, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

everything, very interesting. The staff were very friendly nice snacky food. The guide was excellent and knows his stuff his enthusiasm mixed with his knowledge of the mine made so interesting and enjoyable.

Visited March 2012
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St. Bees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“brilliant day out”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

I' m Cumbrian, but visited this attraction with friends from overseas, absolutely brill day out, take the mine tour, quite easy walking on the tour.
Hope you get a fine day as the views can be stunning

Visited March 2012
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