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Waterloo Battlefield

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Address: Route du Lion 315, Waterloo B-1410, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 385 19 12
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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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Battle of Waterloo memorial site-2015

We found our visit very interesting, no time though to walk around the battlefield - too muddy and cold. The visitor centre is good, films very good, English subtitles could have... read more

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

We found our visit very interesting, no time though to walk around the battlefield - too muddy and cold. The visitor centre is good, films very good, English subtitles could have been improved by multilingual headsets. Building in progress for June '15 - perhaps might have started these earlier as they look like it will be a tight completion schedule... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great small museum to take in the history of the Battle of Waterloo! Count each step on the climb to see the Lion! Enjoy the panoramic recreation of the battle in the museum. I just wish I had more time to enjoy!

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rixensart
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Discovered the battlefield brewery and shop by accident; inside the beautiful listed farm at Mont Saint Jean. a great shop as well, with local products and... free beer sampling! The brewer spoke perfect English.

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The visitor center is currently undergoing renovation so I imagine it will be even nicer once completed. I think the plan is to have everything ready to go for the bicentennial celebration this June 2015. No matter what, it is an interesting piece of history to visit and the view from the top of the monument is phenomenal; nothing but... More 

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

We went to Waterloo for a Sunday excursion. The children protested and did not want to go the boring Waterloo. It only took them 4 stairs to get excited about going upstairs and be on top on the mountain. On top is almost 200 years of the historic moment. They really enjoyed and they are looking forward another small excursion... More 

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

Been on my bucket list for a long time and pleased to be able to visit this year it's 200 anniversary, the hill they built after the battle with the great lion on top very impressive and the panoramic display very impressive also so real enjoyed it

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Calgary
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The history of human kind was change forever in this place. The climb isn't easy, the stairway is also very narrow. I imagine on a busy day it would be hard to navigate. But the view from the top is spectacular. Amazing place.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Belgium is preparing for the celebration of 200 years since the battle of Waterloo. You can go up Butte de Lion for the view, visit Panorama and see the films. But if you can...wait a few months until summer 2015. Right now it is a huge muddy construction area, soon they will open the new underground museum. And of course... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We paid for the climb to the top of the Lion's Mound, the Panorama, and watching two movies, for 9 Euro each. I'm so glad we watched the movies - they put the battle into perspective and made me appreciate the other areas more. The area is under heavy construction in preparation for the 200th anniversary, Currently using exit 26... More 

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Podborany
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It is very good to read (to know) something about the history of this place before the visit. Then it is possible to enjoy and understand better, why is this place so interesting. You surely must climb to the Lion mound and to see also the Panorama or the films (the fee is very cheap). There was the road closed... More 

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