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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!!
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
+44 17687 77230
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came across the Slate Mine whilst driving around. We were just going to stop for a cup of tea and to use the toilet facilities but my husband booked us on to a visit down the mine. It's a good job we had jackets with...More

Thank Lindsey J
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here on our way back to Keswick from Buttermere. It was a lovely drive along the Honister pass, not a difficult drive after going through Kirkstone pass on the way to Aira Force the day before. We stopped here for the gift shop...More

Thank Kim025Singapore
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Agaun i visited her when i was youbger with my brother and parents. It was great fun and loved going in the mines with the tour guide with ny own helmet and torch!!

Thank emmahunt2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the underground mine tour. It was very interesting to learn about the work and lives of the people who once worked in that area while walking through the place where they worked. It was a little chilly underground, but the experienced and friendly...More

Thank kitzykatzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 12 and the staff were extremely helpful in getting us all on to the same team by putting on an extra instructor for the day. We were late arriving due to a very slow journey but this was not a...More

Thank Dealzz
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well organised tour and worth doing. The guides were very helpful, professional, considerate, and good crack while completing the challenge, they made the day, and nothing was too much trouble, Thank you Johny, and Conner. Also thanks to Roland and the team.

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That was amazing to go into the mine and talk about the mines what are work they all did to earn money for the family

Thank grahamdiggle59
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive up Honister Pass is unbelievable, wild, untamed country (the driving is hard work though). The work the guys have delivered in slate is so clever, so be careful in the shop. The food and the tea in the cafe was good. There is...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in at the Honister Slate mine on Friday (9th). I love this place, bought some lovely pieces from the shop and was greeted by Jan, the owner, (I remember her from the sad film made about her partner Mark who tragically died during the...More

Thank dianavictoria814
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe might be warm to hikers coming in from a storm but to people driving to this location, being served by staff who are all wearing fleeces on top of jerseys...its a bit much to expect people to pay high prices for you average...More

Thank John L
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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