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Honister Slate Mine, Keswick

(4.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Known as the producer of the famous Westmorland green slate, Honister Slate Mine opened to the public in 1997 while its mining operations continued. One of the mine's main attractions is the via ferrata, a series of steel cables affixed to the mountainside. Climb the rock face while you are attached to these sturdy cables or take a guided tour of the historic mines and modern operating counterparts. See Honister Slate Mine and all Keswick has to offer by arranging your trip with our Keswick itinerary maker.
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  • Had a great time doing the Via Ferrata with excellent guidance. Well worth booking online in advance but check the forecast first! 
  • Loved the feel of the place. Slate [Obviously!] everywhere. Found all the staff very helpful and cheery. The tour guide, Celia, from the moment she took her place, had us all captivated. A brilliant g...  more »
  • Even the drive up is interesting, one minute you think your lost but worth the effort... Take warm clothes, it's Baltic cold ..... Enjoy.. 
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  • Great day out if you like the outdoors and are not afraid of heights
  • It was an insightful and entertaining tour with our guide Roland. The drive to Honister also boasts quite spectacular views. I would recommend it as a must-go during your visit to Lake District!
  • Well worth the drive. Amazing views and very family friendly tour. Worth planning some extra time to explore the area on foot.
  • My girlfriend and I walked the Infinity Bridge. Had a buzz, great views, great walks. Thoroughly worth checking out.
  • If you are after a base for some walks or more adventurous activities this is the place to come to