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Address: Route du Lion 315, Waterloo B-1410, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 385 19 12
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: On 18th June 1815, 350,000 men from 7 nations confronted each other at...
On 18th June 1815, 350,000 men from 7 nations confronted each other at Waterloo to decide Europe’s fate in one of the greatest battles in European history. The Battlefield where these lethal clashes took place is today one of the best preserved in Europe.The Battlefield has seen a real revival: the Visitor Centre, Lion Mound, audiovisual show, film, panorama and waxworks museum bring the famous battle back to life so it can be better understood.
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Waterloo 200

We visited on an organised trip with the main attraction being the re-enactment. The battlefield has been spruced up, with cleaned monuments etc. The re enactment camps were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Cheshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Visited the battlefield for the first time, given the significance of the year. Although I am a knowlegeable amateur, I revel in feeling the history of sites from all eras, even though my chosen one is WW1. I came awat feeling ever so disappointed in the overall experience. Climbing Lion Mound gives an excellent view over the battlefield, but the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I just did the 200th anniversary of Waterloo with Graeme Cooper's Battlefield Tours. 1. niche tours are a great way to get way more up close and personal with historical events 2. Mr. Cooper and his team were excellent in getting us where we needed to be when we needed to be there (four battlefields, each on the right day),... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What is there to dislike? A well documented historic battlefield, amazing visitor's centre, and incredible views from the top of the 'Lion Mount'. I visited during the anniversary battle re-enactment which had to be seen to be believed. Brussels nearby is a good place to stay, with plenty to do and some lovely places to eat.

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Dbayeh, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I liked the place, very calm, so green, from upstairs you have an amazing view, and the museum is great, it tells the history.

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N. Staffordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Well what can I say - this was covered with soldiers, muskets and canons. Yes we were there for the Waterloo 200 celebration.

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Perigueux, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was a long planned trip to the 200th anniversary re-enactement but what a complete disaster! We arrived in good time, took our seats but people were stopping to gain a good vantage point on the path right in front of the stands, despite the announcements that this was prohibited!. The young lad checking tickets on Tribune B tried his... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have been wanting to get to Waterloo for a long time and I am happy I did. Of course I was there while there was still a bit of construction going on getting ready for the 200th but it was still a nice visit. The movies were helpful and the hike to the top of the mound is really... More 

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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was an amazing show with more than 5000 LARPs. Players were very well prepared in their role. Traffic in Belgium was Always terrible and with 175000 visitors it was totally jammed.

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Burton on Trent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We visited on an organised trip with the main attraction being the re-enactment. The battlefield has been spruced up, with cleaned monuments etc. The re enactment camps were brilliant as is the newly re furbished Hougoumont. However the re enactment was a disaster. We, at standing point J on the Saturday night saw nothing of the action and it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

we had a fantastic weekend at the waterloo re-inactment, lots of re-inactors all happy to talk to you and share their knowledege, toilet facilities were plentiful and in our experience clean, there was lots of places to grab a bite to eat and get a drink, we were standing for the battle and were quite far away, we expected this... More 

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Address: Address: Route du Lion 315, Waterloo B-1410, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 385 19 12
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Wallonia  >  Walloon Brabant Province  >  Waterloo

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