Honister Slate Mine
|Enjoy England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction (Self Catering)|
An adventure for all ages. The last working slate mine in England. Go deep underground on a fully guided mine tour. Learn the history of the best and most beautiful green slate. Free entry to visitor centre.
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CLICK HERE TO BOOK MINE TOURS AND VIA FERRATA ONLINE.
Three tours available
KIMBERLEY - HONISTER- CATHEDRAL
Adult £9.95 Child £4.95
Family ticket (2A+2C) £27
Cathedral £19.75 per person
All on the flat. An ideal introduction to Honister Slate Mine. Suitable for all ages.
Our most popular tour.
Minimum height 1m 30cm. Those who dare may go out on the very edge of the mountain, then up and deep inside.
(Subject to weather and operational conditions).
A bespoke personal tour of the working mine. Must be pre-booked. Friday evenings only. (Minimum 8 persons).
The first in England, a first for the Lake District!
THE ORIGINAL VICTORIAN MINERS ROUTE TO WORK
You must SEE IT before you TRY IT!
Towering above Honister Pass is FLEETWITH PIKE and at 2,126 feet high, this must be THE most challenging route to work - EVER!
Check our website for opening and availability - www.honister.com
The following journey takes you from Keswick to the top of Fleetwith Pike, Britain's finest views. Click on the following link - http://www.honister-slate-mine.co.uk/journey.asp
Open mid January to mid December, phone during Christmas holidays as we may be open.
Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm - Advisable to book.
From Keswick take the B5289 through Borrowdale and Rosthwaite
Or for a more relaxed ride we recommend the Stagecoach Honister Rambler. Park and Ride, All day - Hands Free! www.stagecoachbus.com
From Cockermouth take the B5292 towards Keswick for 4 miles then turn right onto the B5289 to Low Lorton and Buttermere. We are at the top of the Pass.