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Honister Slate Mine, Keswick

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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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TripAdvisor
  • Amazing place, we learned a lot about the history of slate mining and the hard working conditions of the miners. Glad we booked the tour in advance, as it was a very busy day and all other adventures ...  more »
  • Either I'm getting really old or I was genuinely interested by Donald's very knowledgeable and humorous tour on the mining operation and modern history; must be good 'cos even my 9 year old daughter r...  more »
  • We have been here before but it such an interesting place to visit. Has a shop full of products made from slate and larger displays outside.NICE cafe..!  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