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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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See other reviews for construction/site updates/info. I'm just going to detail my public transit journey to the Waterloo battlefield. Unfortunately the guidebooks I used (rick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

See other reviews for construction/site updates/info. I'm just going to detail my public transit journey to the Waterloo battlefield. Unfortunately the guidebooks I used (rick steves, lonely planet) had minimal information on how to actually get to Waterloo from Brussels on public transit. Or the books lacked specifics which could've helped. I took a train in the direction of Charleroi... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Under renovation for 200th anniversary in June. The panorama was well done. The first movie - a documentary - french with subtitles was very explanatory of the events leading up to and the day of the battle. The second movies was snippets from a french feature film demonstrating the ferociousness of the battle. Everyone in the film spoke French -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It's a bit far from Brussels but worth the drive We had a wonderful day full of sun We also went shopping in the city center of Waterloo Thanks to Mike who joined us and gave us a most interesting tour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sometimes less is more. Just standing on Wellingtons front line looking down on the French positions is enough. The visitor centre and the 360' panorama add to the experience but the pub does not. No more development please leave it as it is.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Waterloo Battlefield revealed a building site obviously getting ready for the bicentenary although from all appearances it seems unlikely all will be in place in time! Two second rate biased films outlined the story were supported by a third rate gift shop. The highlight has to be the climb to the top of the Lion Monument... More 

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South Wingfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

From reading some of the reviews it appears many people think the battlefield of Waterloo is the Butte, the fake hill that looks like one of those slag heap in Lens. It was built years after the battle to represent the place where William of Orange was wounded, not a partularly significsnt event given the size of the casualty list... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I was excited to go to Waterloo for the 200th anniversary, but I discovered that most of the area is under construction in preparation for the events this summer. Mounds of rubble, dirt, fencing and no parking. Will certainly be better this summer but I would wait until they have construction done. Disappointing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were in Brussels for a tournament, when a friend mentioned Waterloo was nearby. We couldn't pass up the opportunity. We lucked out because our friend has a PhD in history and really loves Napoleon, so we had the best tour guide ever. We only had time to do the butte and the panorama, but with our friend explaining everything,... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Apart from the Lion on top of the Butte, there is little else to see or do. Visited yesterday on our way back to England. Charged 7 Euros per person to visit the Panorama and climb the 220 oddsteps to the Lion. No proper exhibition, heavily weighted to the French, no mention of Wellington the shop was a very big... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I'm not sure what people expect to see at a site of a battlefield which is in effect is just open fields with a man made hill. There is a museum,cinema etc which if we had the time we would have made use of. You have to use your imagination and try and imagine what it would have been like... More 

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