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Waterloo Battlefield
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Private Tour: Battle of Waterloo from Brussels
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Waterloo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

You really need a car to visit all the sites in the experience. We started in Waterloo itself at Wellington's headquarters, then out of Waterloo to the battlefield, Stunning views from the top of the Mount however there are 226 steps to the top of the mount. From there we had to drive to Napoleon's head quarters. The history given about the war was very good.The Panorama and some of the displays in both Headquarters are very dated and tired. In Napoleon's headquarters out in the garden there is a balcony mounted onto the house at ground level, with no way of getting onto it without climbing over the railings. This is the balcony which was part of Victor Hugo's House who wrote Les Misérables. It was on this balcony where he wrote Les Misérables, when he visited Waterloo he was so impressed with what he saw he donated this balcony to Waterloo. I'm a Musical Buffin and been able to stand on the Balcony where Les Miserables was written was a huge bonus, esp since I didn't even know this was part of the experience, In total it was a great day out with friends, plenty of beautiful pictures taken, all with friends so won't upload them but the 4 without friends in them are attached to this review.

Visited May 2012
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Veldhoven, Nederland
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“lovely day out, historic site”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Information given about war history was very good.
Beautiful views from top of the hill.
We went on the "train"ride, which was fun. It gave some beautiful picture moments and lovely views.

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great view from the top - worth the breath taking climb up 226 steps. The Panorama is a bit dated - the movie is the best part of the additional attractions. The officious clerk selling tickets was a bit snooty. Looks like a big addition is under construction.

Visited February 2013
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“if you like fied”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

On time per year there is something to see, but other days in the year there is nothing to see, just field and wild flowers

Visited January 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“A significant part of world history. A must see!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Whether an Anglophile or not the sites commemorates one of the great battles of history and the defeat of one of the greatest Generals of all time (Napoleon). It also made Wellington a household name. The carnage will stun you and the history might tweak you enough, as it did me, to go study the history. The facts presented at Waterloo Battlefield were not exactly as it happened. The victors always write the History. Bon chance mes amis!

Visited June 2012
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