Honister Slate Mine, Keswick

4.5
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. Plan your Honister Slate Mine visit and explore what else you can see and do in Keswick using our Keswick journey planning website .
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  • It's a shame that this beautiful area of the world is occupied by a site with apathetic people. I don't know if it's due to accrued boredom, or impatience with new people visiting the area with no exp...  more »
  • Booked to do the Via Ferrata Xtreme on Saturday October 20th for a birthday treat with my son and a friend. My son and I did the Via Ferrata last year and had a wonderful time so we were really excite...  more »
  • Great experience- especially for those like me who can’t do the via ferrata! Really enjoyed this. Great guide (Scott).  more »
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  • Great afternoon out with the kids at Honister slate mine on the Kimberley cave tour, which is 90 minutes. The tour guide Roland was very good. Wrap up warm if its cold outside it will be even colder in the caves.
  • Absolutely amazing place ,myself and my wife booked a mine tour ,arrived about 12 noon we were the only ones who had booked that day .Had a wonderful guide who took us into the mine on a 1/1/2 hour tour ,it was amazing definitely worth the visit .Excellent craft shop and cafe have to try the high wire bridge next time.
  • Top place literally as it's a steep drive up but well worth it just for the vew. Never had time for the mine tour but the gift shop is full of high quality stuff at competitive prices
  • It's great place to relax after scenic drive to the top. The cafe and service is truly humane.
  • Wonderful local enterprise to reopen mine. Worth a visit and tour to see and hear the sad but encouraging back story.
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