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Honister Slate Mine

Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
+44 17687 77230
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Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
+44 17687 77230
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A fabulous opportunity to see a mine and wonder how on earth people worked there in all weathers. Then see how they got to and from work - no-one would do so today. Can be seen in any weather but the worse it is the...More

Thank Dick G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure the attraction and activities are good. However, at 5pm the night prior to taking part in the activity, my booking got cancelled. I also found it amusing that I was offered "two options". These were to undertake a different activity, or have...More

Thank Jemgfc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We use the car park here for walking up Haystacks and beyond, and always start and end with a loo break and coffee. The cafe is a little overpriced, but the carrot cake is delicious. Haven't done the mine tour so can only comment on...More

Thank divewench
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really interesting. The weather outside could only be described as sideways rain which made the mine a little colder than usual but we were told the temperature tends to remain around 11 degree so not freezing. . The story of the mine...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the places we had stopped to take some photographs and visit the Mine store/cafe, while we were taking the Ten Lakes Spectacular tour with the Mountain Goat. Wide panoramic views can be had here, and you can partake in adventurous activities...More

Thank ShounakG91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting visit. Our guide was very informative and funny with it. There was a couple of young children that at the start did not want to be there but our guide very quickly got them involved so they had a good time. Very nice...More

Thank MikePenrose
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One to tick off the bucket list - The Via Ferrata. Great instructor, Tom, explained everything well and had patience and a sense of humour. As well as completing the challenge, we learned a lot about the history of the mines at Honister and also...More

Thank Pudslyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was absolutely tipping it down when we visited, but that didnt stop this being a very enjoyable day out. Wrap up warm with waterproofs and good shoes and you'll have no problems. Even got some slate as a souvenir.

Thank Jo F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the weather was particularly bad, we decided to book a mine tour for the morning. Booking online the night before was easy and e-tickets were delivered to email quickly. We had a superb tour when we arrived by Roland, he was incredibly knowledgeable and...More

Thank Hairy077
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good and enjoyable activity, weather was rainy and misty but it added to the excitement, would definitely do it again, staff were also great

Thank Raymond M
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Lucy E
As a family we are due to be visiting later this week ... we are all adults but have one toddler 3 and a half. Will there be anything for him to do ?
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
Hi, I'd like to know more about the "USB stick with all the photos of your activity" regarding Via Ferrata Classic. Are these photos of you and your climb? And approx how many? Any video? Thanks
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
Do I have to buy tickets to my under 10 year old children?
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