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Honister Slate Mine
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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!!
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

We joined this tour after taking the breathtaking trip over the pass and the views and stopping at the slate mine to take a look. I love slate and they have an array of things in ther shop. They are a little pricey but we bought something to support them. Sadly the guy who owned it was killed in a helicopter crash not far away but the rest of the family are keeping the place going and at only £10 for the tour i tink it was a bargin as well as supporting a local employer. We booked on the trip by phone as on rainy days the trip is booked up very quickly. All the staff that we came across were great but I cant comment on the cafe as we did have anything.

Even if you downt do the tour then please go visit and maybe buy a little something to support this employer.

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Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed are visit here. There are a variety of tours you can do and activities to try. We did the basic honister tour into the mine. It was really interesting. Our tour guide Roland was very knowledgeable and really added to the experience. At only 10 pounds per person this was great value. Opportunies for climbing, traversing a very long rope bridge etc are also available which look fun. Great views of the valley to be had.

Thank Jetuk
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

i liked it.
celia was our guide she was informed and passionate about the mine .
trip was educational and intresting at the same time (school teachers take note)
we were also accompanied down the mine by one of the dogs (dont think he/she was called lassie tho)
shop was well xpensive ,tour pretty xpensive but then again bus ride from keswick was nearly as x pensive ,worth it tho cos me dad paid(know wot i mean)

1  Thank Dan L
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Excellent place to visit. The mine has such history and now a future. We found the shop expensive, but it was all hand-made, onsite produced product. Such a lovely drive to and from the mine.

Thank Lee H
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

We did the Via Ferrata original a few days ago. Becky (our guide) was excellent. We did a sample of the soon to open extreme course which was horrific at the time but we are so glad we did it. The original route after that was quite tame so even though I was nervous to say the least when we disappeared down a ladder off a cliff face I was so glad we did it! Becky was excellent at chatting to reassure while hanging off a cliff face and really made the trip.... excellent photos too! I would recommend the Via Ferrata- the extreme course did look really really challenging in parts mind so not one for those with a fear of heights!!

Brilliant- thanks!

Thank helensuz
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