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Honister Slate Mine

Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
+44 17687 77230
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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!!
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
+44 17687 77230
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the Via Ferrata classic a couple of weeks ago. We were fortunate to have a lovely clear day. Booking process has been straightforward and all went smoothly on arrival. We had taken some lightweight rain jackets and some snacks and water as we thought...More

Thank SiobhanBrady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and interesting tour underground in the.man made caves. Donald the.tour leader was a local boy with intense knowledge and passion about the mining and Lakeside heritage. Very much liked his tour and stories. Interesting and impressive to see where the slades come from.

Thank Kai-Uwe S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was very informative, the tour guide was friendly and passionate about his job and it was overall very interesting. It was also reasonably priced. The only aspect I felt was missing was an activity to interact the group together – for example, a...More

Thank Paige D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on this experience today in the glorious Lake District rain! There were five of us doing the 9:00 trip (although they take up to 12) and were met and greeted by Steve O, our guide. After getting the necessary safety gear on, we...More

1  Thank TrinityDave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well when we first decided to go here I reckon we all think the same thing, a mine?? really?? How wrong were we!! What a great place, the staff are brilliant, the mine itself and the tour guide are amazing! even the kids (range from...More

Thank Stoo77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriends mum and dad took us to the skate mine for the day to take part in the extreme climbing experience. We all had an excellent time, all I'd say is defiantly take a small rucksack with food and water for when you reach...More

Thank clapperton90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good guided trip down the mine - led by Donald. Fantastic day out - throughly enjoyable and very knowledgable guide - thanks

Thank stodges
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a voucher for this for Christmas and eventually got round to doing it today with my 13 year old. It was really good fun the classic doesn't go over the infinity bridges which was a shame but it also doesn't include the cargo...More

Thank Aphrobiteme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the Day Pass for the 5 of us, with the Slate Mine Tour, Via Ferrata Classic and Lunch. This was a great value attraction, and Donald - the tour guide - was superb. His character and demeanour with all ages was just what...More

2  Thank XtremeAds87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the Via Ferrata Extreme with my sisters and dad and had an absolute blast. It was at times strenuous (crossing the wire bridge is harder than it looks) but not unmanageable (you are also strapped in a harness the whole time so there...More

Thank Jess S
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Lucy E
28 December 2016|
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Response from tiger1998 | Property representative |
Yes we have the Kimberley Mine tour that runs daily. It's mainly on the level and is a fairly flat surface. It goes approximately 200m inside the mine. It will involve stooping downwards slightly for approximately 40m. I... More
19 December 2016|
Response from tiger1998 | Property representative |
The guide that takes you an the Via Ferrata takes lots of photos of you and others on the route. When you get down from the activity you'll have the chance to look at all the photos on a slide show at the main desk. You'll... More
Lital B
19 August 2016|
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Response from Elvira I | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they would be able to do the via ferrata, if I recall correctly it was min in age 10. For the mines better call and ask. However the area is very beautiful and there are beautiful walks in the area from the... More