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Lion's Mound, Panorama & Visitor's Center

Address: Just South of Waterloo, Waterloo, Belgium
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Waterloo
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
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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65 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Unfortunately the surroundings of the monument currently consists of one large building site at the moment in preparation for next years 200th anniversary of the battle, having said that everything is open and accessible with some caution in places, the mound is worth the climb if you can make it, giving you a perfect view of the battlefield. Don't miss... More 

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mechelen
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

So far the place is muddy and in renovation for the Waterloo Bicentenial... The trucks of the battlefield tour stopped their operation as some roads are closed (vertes bornes). I ll guess the biggest work will be done by mid may 2015. Best thing to do is hire a guide in advance, "guides 1815" (they have a site) and they... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A new visitor centre is being built for the double centenary next year and there was a lot of upheaval around the site of the Lion's Mound and Panorama when we were there. Despite this we really enjoyed it all. We booked a tour guide for 2hrs who pulled it all together for us in conjunction with travel around the... More 

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derry city
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I managed to climb the steep steps to the Lions mound in one go but was knackered by the time I reached the top. I was glad though that I did it. The monument gives a superb view of the battlefield and the surrounding countryside. The adjoining Panorama building is interesting and worth a visit, it is however in need... More 

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La Jolla, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Panorama was old and tired, but a classic experience. I hope they do not tear it down! One certainly was able to sense the expanse of the battlefield, now disrupted by the Lion's Mound.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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182 reviews 182 reviews
75 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I'm living in Waterloo and have been there several times when friends visiting Waterloo. I always discover something different and have never gotten bored! 2015 will be the 200 year anniversary of the "Battle of Waterloo". They are presently preparing a lot for this event. IF you have never seen it, 2015 will certainly be a good year to do... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The site is very well maintained and the battle was brought to life extremely well. Even the croque monsieur in the pub on site, was very tasty.

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