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Honister Slate Mine in Cumbria

This page is about Honister Slate Mine near Keswick, Cumbria

In the Mountain or up the mountain!

Join one of the daily mine tours at 10.30, 12.30 and 15.30. These are suitable for all ages the mainly popular flat kimberley tour is the most popular .

The Edge - you can go out on the very edge then deep inside. There is a minumum height for this tour (1M.30cm) and is subject to weather conditions.

The Cathedral is a personal tour of the working part on the mine. The owner tells his facsinating story. This takes place on friday evenings only and must be pre - booked for a minimum of 8 people. Booking for all tours is essential during holiday periods.

The Via Ferrata must be pre - booked. Guided by a professional you can climb to the top of Fleetwith Pike, clipped to a steel cable. Amazing views from the top weather permitting.

A free factory trial, a free visitor centre and free parking ensures your shopping and souvenir experience. Everything slate, unusual gifts for house and gardem.

Honister's Yew Tree Restaurant and Bar completes your visit, providing home - made Quarry morris food, hearty meals, snacks, coffee, tea and cakes.

Contact details

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telephone: 017687 77230
address:  Honister Pass
Near Keswick
CA12 5XN

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Opening Times

Open 7 days a week 9.00am - 5.00pm

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Tickets available from the shop
On leaving the road with the Visitor Centre in front of you turn right for the "Visitors' Car Park".
5-00 per day per vehicle refunded on Mine Tours,Via Ferrata or Shop purchases over 10-00 retail value.

Turn left in front of the Visitor Centre for:
"Overflow and Wainwrights` Walkers Car Park"
3-50 per day per vehicle.

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