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Waterloo Battlefield

Address: Route du Lion 315, Waterloo B-1410, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 385 19 12
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Waterloo
Type: Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: On 18th June 1815, 350,000 men from 7 nations confronted each other at Waterloo to decide Europe’s...
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Type: Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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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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46 helpful votes 46 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
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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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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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It appears that the whole area is currently a building site in preparation for next years bicentennial celebrations, but despite the mud and safety fences once you climb the Lion Mount (not for the faint hearted if you intended to climb) the whole battle field comes into view, spectacular views you then just have to imagine the 18th June 1815............... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It's a pity that a place like this, with such a history behind, is so disorganized and offers a very poor information. The employees seem too bored to help any visitor. They are on works, may the future plan be at the historical level.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It's a nice view from the Lion, but at the minute they are building the new Museum so not much more to see than the old battlefield. Has to be done when you are in the area but not very exciting (unless you are an history buff, great books in the shop there)

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Sao Paulo, SP
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Waterloo battlefield is combine with the Lion Mount, a Panorama view depicting the view on its height and two short movies (sound in French, subtitles in Dutch and English). It is definitely worth going there and checking it out the area where ones of the most decisive battles in Europe history took place. Keep in mind that the Napoleonic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It is small enough to get round in a relatively short time.When I visited work was being carried out to get things ready for the 200th anniversary events in 2015. The ground and the buildings (Hougoumont, La Haye Sainte etc) are as they were at the time and well worth a visit.

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