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Go Deep Underground on our slate mine tour! Learn about our 450-million-year-old volcanic green slate and how it has been mined through the ages.

High up on Honister Pass in the Lake District, Honister Slate Mines offers a unique opportunity to delve into the history of this iconic region. This working mine, with its rugged beauty and fascinating geology, provides a truly immersive experience for visitors seeking to explore the fascinating history and heritage of the area.

From the exhilarating climb up the mine's Via Ferrata to the immersive underground tour, there is something for everyone at Honister Slate Mines.

So whether you're an adventure seeker, history buff or simply seeking to experience the natural beauty of the Lake District, Honister Slate Mines is a must-visit destination.

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Open hours today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • June 23, 2024 5:21 am local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

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