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Honister Slate Mine, Seathwaite

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour · Mine
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 Seathwaite using our Seathwaite journey planning website.
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  • This is a working site for slate works so expect dust and machines. The activities are run alongside this industrual area. Professionalism of the staff was second to none. We felt really safe with...  more »
  • We went on the mine tour and have to say in content, interest and the legend that is Donald as a guide I couldn’t fault it at all - very interesting and engaging and very enjoyable. Our issue was...  more »
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