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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
  • That was amazing to go into the mine and talk about the mines what are work they all did to earn money for the family  more »
  • The drive up Honister Pass is unbelievable, wild, untamed country (the driving is hard work though). The work the guys have delivered in slate is so clever, so be careful in the shop. The food and the...  more »
  • Called in at the Honister Slate mine on Friday (9th). I love this place, bought some lovely pieces from the shop and was greeted by Jan, the owner, (I remember her from the sad film made about her par...  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