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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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  • We did the via-ferrata classic. It was brilliant the instructor was so good very safe but made it so much fun. You get the chance to buy the photos on sd card for £15 do it. It is so worth it. We left...  more »
  • We just called in for coffee and a look around the shop today and it's so pleasing to see this local attraction doing so well. We had previously been and visited the slate mine, it was so informative....  more »
  • This is the first time I toured a slate mine. It was an eye opener as the guide, Donald, explained to us the history of the slate mine and the working of the mine when it was in operation then. A good...  more »
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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