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Waterloo Battlefield

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Address: Route du Lion 315, Waterloo 1410, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 385 19 12
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Amazing history at this place - walking up to the lion on the hill gives amazing views and the museum is quite good. The movie experience is worth seeing too. I learned a fair bit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ignore those who complain about the cost of the climb to the top of 'The Lion's Mound'. The entry fee (which is cheap compared to UK ) gives you access to 4 museums as well, 2 of which are outstanding and give an in depth understanding of a momentous battle. The horrors and the heroic acts of the day are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum provides a great overview and experience of Waterloo battle. It gives a great historical overview of the time, starting with French revolution and rise of Napoleon, followed by events that preferred battle itself. 3D movie about battle is quite memorable, descriptive. Battle outcome influence on following events and world history is given in a good way. Battle panorama is... More 

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Leighton Buzzard
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I last visited some years ago and it was .....ok. We just had another visit with friends and Inwas amazed at the improvements made to the visitor experience! I thought at first the the 15€ entrance fee was a bit steep, but after the interpretation displays, the mound, and the bus to Heugemont Farm I realised that it was actually... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone we met before we went here said there was not much to see and it was a disappointment. We don't agree we thought that there was plenty to do and see. I suspect the Doom Sayers went before the investment in the attraction for the 2015 Bicentennial of the original battle. We first went, by car, to the Hougoumont.... More 

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Broughton, Flintshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The waterloo battlefield museum is fantastic. There is so much to see and do, and the audio tour in several languages is excellent. I would definitely recommend this attraction to family and friends.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a superb thing to go and see. The underground tour is fantastic. Really well done. Very informative and very well explained. There are little interactive games for children although I enjoyed them too. The 4D cinema is excellent. The view from the butte de lion is stunning. All in all this is one of the best attractions I've... More 

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Thank nickpodonnell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing history at this place - walking up to the lion on the hill gives amazing views and the museum is quite good. The movie experience is worth seeing too. I learned a fair bit.

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Thank Matthew P
Snaith, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with Leger Holidays because I am interested in the battle of Waterloo. If you are not then don't bother. What amazes me about this battlefield is that Wellington spotted it a year before the battle and thought it a good defensive position then. I wonder if he realised it would be used. It is a matter of trying... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very Impressive the Museum was made with a lot of Love and modern Technology. Learned a lot over the Whole day . I will Come back

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Thank Tom W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to call in whilst we were passing, en routes to the Ardennes. Unfortunately, like other reviewers we found the entrance fee of €17 each (all children over 12 were counted as adults) a little steep, (€85 euro for a family of 5). Especially when we only had time to climb the mound and view the panorama. A real... More 

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