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Lion's Mound, Panorama & Visitor's Center

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Address: Just South of Waterloo, Waterloo, Belgium
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Private Tour: Battle of Waterloo from Brussels

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Great to see but go after June 2015

This was a bit of a pilgrimage for me and was fantastic to see. Very educational and the mound put the battlefield into perspective as did the panorama. However there's loads of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was a bit of a pilgrimage for me and was fantastic to see. Very educational and the mound put the battlefield into perspective as did the panorama. However there's loads of building work going on for June 2015 so if you have a choice go during or after the commemorations.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a truly wonderful visitor experience. Upon arrival you watch a very good introductory video about the history of the battle, before moving into a second theater to see excepts from a French feature film about the battle of Waterloo that brings to life the history that happened where you are now. I visited at the end of the... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very interesting, good films, could have had a multilingual headset commentary instead of English subtitles. Panorama is clearly having work done as it was very dusty. The Lion's Mound is quite a climb, lovely view and quite scary coming down but very do-able.

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Brussels
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went to see this monument today, a chilly but sunny day. I have checked the map and route before going, however getting there was not easy. Hardly any sign on the highway from Brussels mentioning this attraction. Some roads were closed due to market today so we had to turn around. When we were almost there we had to... More 

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rixensart
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

not much to see before June 2015 as under construction (road partly closed). but yin can try the various sites on the battlefield; like Hougoumont (being restored too) and Mont Saint Jean, where the WATERLOO brewery is hiding.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Interesting to walk on the path of history. After you visit Wellington Museum in Waterloo, you can go 4 km to the Hill and walk another 226 steps to the top. Great view. You wont regret the effort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

The mound as mentioned by others is a hard climb so be prepared. Narrow steps take you to the top, they are only wide enough for one person. The view from the top was worth it though. Myself and friends climbed it in full motorcycle gear..... The visitor centre is ok. The restaurant next door could have been friendlier. Worth... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It was hard to get up, if youa re visiting it with people with mobility problems, you should consider not to go up, but if you are an average person, it is really nice to make the efford. Wonderful view, and pictures. Really nice.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Guess they put it on a this spot for an important reason on the battlefield it was built only a few years after the battle and the lion on top it's massive loads stairs to climb to reach the top which we didn't bother to climb

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I can't say enough about how impressed I was by the panorama. I wasn't expecting to be blown away, trust me. But it truly is remarkable. It gives you an excellent view of what the battle would have looked like at its peak. Unique and very well presented.

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