Honister Slate Mine
The last working slate mine in England. Guided mine tours deep underground, browse the visitor centre. Learn the history of the best and most beautiful Honister Green Slate. Join a mine tour and go deep underground. Explore the awesome caverns, learn how the Victorian miners worked using hand tools by candle light. Those who dare and are over 1m30cm can try own Via Ferrata! We have live displays of traditional slate processing skills which you will see on the FREE Working Factory Trail. Booking advisable in holiday periods.
Three tours available - Kimberly, The Edge & Cathedral.
The Kimberly Tour is our most popular tour available for any age group.
The Edge is our more demanding tour which is subject to weather and
They are both £9.75 adults, £4.75 children £27.00 family ticket.
The Cathedral Tour runs on Friday evenings only and must be pre-booked
with a minimum of 8 people. £19.75 per person.
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|Notes||On bank hols open from 09.00. Phone during winter months. During Christmas holidays please phone as we do open.
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VenueHonister Slate Mine
Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN
Map reference: NY 245138 Lat: 54.51386 Long: -3.16770
Take A66 to Keswick. Arriving in Keswick drive on the B5289 signposted Borrowdale valley and Rosthwaite. Drive on this road for approximately 10 miles. Honister Slate Mine is situated at the top of the pass on the left.
Accessible by Public Transport : 26 miles (41.8 kms) from Penrith station
Credit cards accepted over £10.