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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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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This site was extremely disappointing. The whole place was a building site (with more holes than car park when you eventually made it round the diversions) and many of the elements of the visit programme were closed or not available (museum and battlefield trips). The staff were unhelpful and rude ( especially in the cafe) and the toilet facilities were... More

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Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Definitely worth the drive from Brussels. It is amazing to see the battlefield has changed very little, some of the farm houses in the distance were present at the time of Napoleon's defeat. The hike up to the Butte du Lion was worth it (100 meters up the staircase) for such a picturesque view. If you fear heights, don't look... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The area was a major turning point in the history of the world, but visiting the site now one wonders why little is being done to develop the site. There is little public transportation to the area. A car is needed to get there or being on a tour. Another renovation is being done at the moment to try to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Whilst I enjoyed the Battlefield and have had a keen interest in the Battle for as long as I can remember, the Battlefield itself could be better presented. You cannot visit La Haye Saint, and the Shop/Panorama need a lot of work. If you have little interest in the Battle of Waterloo, you would find it hard to spend a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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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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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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