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Waterloo Battlefield

Route du Lion 315, Waterloo B-1410, Belgium
+32 2 385 19 12
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Waterloo
Type: Battlefields
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stopped here after we toured Bastogne. I didn't go through the museum, we just climbed the monument which is pretty impressive. As you drive up it's this huge triangle mound with the monument on top and it just gets bigger as you get closer. From the top, you can see the entire battlefield of Waterloo and the views were... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I tend to overrate things with historical importance. 3 stars is very generous. Will need tours to make it worthwhile for me.

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Once I reach the place, the museum was closed (0800am), so, an small walk trough the fence shows the field sown with turnips and corn at both sides of the small path which cross the farm. The piramidal knoll surely was erected by the man, but it seems untuned. Around the main gate you will find poor information about this... More

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

gave a good overview of the situation, and the battle itself to understand what happened, why and the significance of the outcome. battlefield itself is gone but the monument (Lion Hill) is impressive

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Took our 3 young kids here and they all got something from this, from the climb up the mound, to the panorama that depicts the battle. The fields are very open, so you can explore, which they loved. Shame about the building works and the somewhat confusing access, but to be expected as they prepare for the 200th anniversary next... More

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Zaventem, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had visited the site a few years ago, the climb to the top of the Lion Mound will test most people but it's definitely worth it for the views. The museum was ok and the panorama is interesting but was water damaged and static, this itself is 100 years old and should be a museum exhibit itself.. Hopefully all... More

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Mons, Belgium
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There is a substantial amount of building work going on ahead of the 200th anniversary next year. The site is fascinating and the battlefield itself is largely unspoilt - brilliant for those with a close interest in the history of the day and the detail of the battle. The 360 panorama is definitely getting tired and the shop manages to... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Waterloo, Belgium. The Lion's Mound was built around 1825 and is dedicated to the soldiers who died on June 18, 1815 during the battle of Waterloo. There is a 226 step stairway leading to the top, where the site of the battlefield can be viewed. The climb can be exhausting for older visitors. At the foot of Lion Hill is... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This panorama, although it is clearly it is in need of some upgrading, is unique. It gives a special view of the Battle and the visitor feels as he or she is in the middle of the event. The panorama is an enormous painting. The product is the result of a group painters. It is definitively worth a visit. JLD

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Perth, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Climbing up the steps of the Butte de Lion is not for the faint hearted, but the view from the top is excellent. Everything is so green and calm and peaceful it's impossible to imagine the carnage 200 years ago. Take note transport on a Sunday is extremely limited. We ended up getting a taxi from Waterloo village and managed... More

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