Family Attractions

family attractions

Honister Slate Mine & The Via Ferrata

Honister Slate Mine is a working slate mine in the heart of the Lake District which produces the world famous, Westmorland Green Slate.

It also offers a range of activities indoors and out, including several types of mine tours, the Infiniti Bridge, and the incredible Via Ferrata. This multi-award winning attraction will have you literally hanging onto the rock face...with only the safety of a cable.

There’s a really nice café, I can recommend the hot chocolate and Gran loves the scones. There’s also a gift shop with some truly beautiful pieces in. There’s also a wealth of information about the history of mining in the lakes and Honister. Which may well be of interest to Minecraft fans.

And let’s not forget the truly stunning view as you drive over Honister Pass and drop down to the Buttermere valley. Which is easily one of my favourite views in the Lake District.

Seriously, this is one not to miss, folks!

Prices vary depending on activity, so check out the website or call for further information.

Telephone: 017687 77230


Open: 9am - 5pm

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