Best Caves and Mines In Lake District, Cumbria

We've rounded up the best caves and mines in Lake District in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 6 Lake District caves and mines to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions, or museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the caves and mines we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata

  • Keswick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Go overground, underground and simply get grubby at Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata. Your journey begins with a fully guided tour into the mine...

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

  • Keswick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

The highlight at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum is naturally the underground element, but if the kids aren't too keen on descending then unlike t...

White Scar Cave4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Ingleton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Starting 350 million years ago, and continuing into the twenty-first century, the history of White Scar Cave is an intriguing mixture of ancient and...

Ingleborough Cave

  • Clapham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Ingleborough Cave recently celebrated 175 years of entrancing its many visitors with an awe inspiring range of stunning cave formations, imposing cav...

Nenthead Mines

  • Alston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

A really fascinating environment to explore with the landscape having been dramatically altered by the lead and zinc mining industry, and not in the...

Stump Cross Caverns

  • Harrogate
  • Indoor
  • Caves and Mines

Stump Cross Caverns is one of Britain's premier show caves, located in Nidderdale on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. They are a site...

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