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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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Impressive Museum

The new (underground) museum is excellent. Audio guides are available and there is a lot of detail on the situation is Europe (and France especially) which led to the events of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Lion's Mound gives you a 360-degree view of the entire battlefield. It's a must when visiting. A great visit, although American historical buffs will feel it's a little bit less than they expected when compared to U.S. Civil War battlefields sites such as Gettysburg.

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Good place to visit for adults and children alike. Signposting in the area isn't good when trying to find the attraction. Be sure to follow the 1815 brown signs! On arrival you can immediately see the impressive Lions Mount and start to psychologically prepare yourself to climb it later. At the museum, the one ticket enables you entry to everything,... More 

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Suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The new (underground) museum is excellent. Audio guides are available and there is a lot of detail on the situation is Europe (and France especially) which led to the events of 1815. We bought the joint ticket but actually didn't have time to visit the Wellington Museum. A visit to Waterloo (if you want to do all of it) could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

200 years on and you can still imagine the bloody scenes that unfolded all around the battlefield, which remains largely unchanged. Not all key points are accessible (La Papelotte is privately owned, and La Haie-Sainte can only be approached externally), but you can easily travel around and through the battlefield, and work out what action happened where. Amazing views all... More 

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Hants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a brilliantly preserved battlefield, ruined only by the giant Lion mound. If you get the chance, get there early in the morning, park your car and walk the battlefield. You can take the road down from the crossroads above La Haye Sainte all the way down to Papelotte - essentially the line of the old sunken road that... More 

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dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very impressive but the car park is shabby and all the building around have 'closed' on them. The cafés looked bleak. Please note access to the Butte de Lion (Lion hill) is via the shop in the new section (underground). The sign for this when you get there is TINY and the staff didn't find that odd. We went back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Finally we've been to Waterloo. We only live a two hours drive from Waterloo, but we had never been.... Ironicly enough rain was pouring down, like on the final day of the battle of Waterloo. The site is magnificent. If you're on a budget you can walk around the battlefield, even to Napoleon's last headquarters. The visitor centre is also... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have waited many years to visit the battlefield and I wasn't disappointed, The new visitor centre blends in perfectly with the landscape ,and the wealth of information to see, and hear on the audio tour was fascinating.

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Ayrshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you're in Belgium, this is not to be missed. Having read the description of the panorama I wasn't expecting to be impressed. How wrong I was! With sounds, smoke and smells, the panorama really comes to life and gives you a clear idea of the battle, the battlefield and those taking part in it. Not sure that climbing to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went to the Bataille de Waterloo 1815 the panorama, The Napolean's headquarters and the top view of battle field. We were lucky to get discount voucher for 19€ for all three views. The stairs to view battlefield was not easy, could hear my heartbeat there were so many to climb, but once done the view was amazing. His headquarters was... More 

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