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“Via Ferrata Extreme” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine
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US$55.86*
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Borrowdale, Buttermere and Beyond: Spectacular Ten Lakes Day Trip from...
Ranked #4 of 63 things to do in Keswick
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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!!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Via Ferrata Extreme”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Did this on a Friday in July; glad we booked well ahead as it fills up fast. Tremendous fun, all the excitement of rock climbing without the danger, going up and down steel rungs in a wide variety of different rock formations. Highlight is arguably the bridge, which can get very (ahem) entertaining if people decide to start wobbling it around, but you're clipped on with up to 3 devices at all times. Instructor (Steve) did a great job - encouraging, helped nervous members of group & very amiable as well. You can't do this anywhere else in the UK & you won't forget it. Instructor takes photos for you as you go round.

Visited July 2014
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Nottinghamshire
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Neat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

A very interesting tour, you get hard hats and battery packs to wear, and are guided around the innards of the mountain, from which the slate is extracted. Fascinating :-)

Visited May 2014
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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

There is plenty to see and do at Honister and is a family run business. There are some great walks to do with things to stop and look out on the way. You can do Via Ferrati which is a climb up the mountain and crossing rope bridges or you can go into the mines. These are guided tours and very interesting. There is a lovely shop and tea room and beautiful views all round. There is also a museum telling you the story of the mine and it's restoration.

Visited July 2014
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Oban, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Great attraction and beautiful views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Very interesting place with lots to do and see. Need to improve information signs for showing excursion costs/ options etc. cafe not great - glad we had lunch in Keswick on our way up there. Beautiful scenery for miles around, a walkers paradise.

Visited July 2014
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Preston
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Via Ferrata Classic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

My wife and I (both over 60!) did this today and it was brilliant fun helped by the scorching weather which made the views stupendous. Give it a go.
Maybe we'll try the Xtreme next!

Visited July 2014
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