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Honister Slate Mine

Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
+44 17687 77230
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US$88.42*
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Private Tour: Lake District Day Trip from Windermere
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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!!
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I did the Viafarrata extreme and wow, what a fantastic experience. Safe, scary, exhilarating and challenging

Thank Lynn T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The mine tour was interesting, a mixture of audiovisual effects and a guided tour. Our main event however was the Via Ferrata Extreme. 2 adults and 2 kids strapping in for some scrambling fun. You need to be in reasonable physical health for this one,...More

Thank B M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were lucky that it was just us and one other couple on our mine tour. This meant that our guide was able to give us lots of one-to-one attention and we found him very knowledgeable about the workings of the mind and the history....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Via Ferrata Xtreme: WOW! This was an absolute blast. Our group had a total of 4 people which was a plus. Our guide was great! I definitely recommend this for people who have some what of a fitness background. You first start off by walking...More

Thank Kirstin H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow wow wow! We did this for the first ever time this morning and it has exceeded our expectations. My husband and I were both very nervous but under great instruction from Steve we completed the course without any problems. Great fun, and luckily great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the mine especially to do the tour as we didn't have time I was here last year. The slate mine is easy to find once your on the Honistet pass you can't miss it. There is plenty to parking. Once inside there...More

Thank taz112m
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the via ferrata, and while very tough, it was very rewarding. We started the day off by having a pre-planned breakfast at the small café there, of a bacon sandwich which was fantastic. We were then led to our guide where he set...More

Thank JackAverre
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun experience. Well organised guides and safety equipment. Really enjoyed the trip up and through Honister Crag. Wall climbing on steel rungs great fun with a varied group of folk including families. Great views over Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater & 360 degree vista of hills....More

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery from the Via Ferrata was stunning. Guides were excellent and activity was good although we expected it to be more challenging after past experiences. Would still recommend.

Thank Shallwegothere
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable and entertaining tour, with a bit of history about the mine, and slate mining. Make sure you wear warm clothing and sensible shoes! A nice little cafe at the car park, so you can get some refreshments after your tour.

Thank Geo-0131
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Megan G
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Response from clapperton90 | Reviewed this property |
Hey sorry for the late reply! Just google them for your times ect and defiantly book! I would say no to doing it pregnant to be honest but obviously entirely up to yourself. Enjoy anyway
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