The Battle of Waterloo site and the Lion of Waterloo are so closely inter-twined, it's hard to really separate them. This site is famous for the 1815 battle that defeated Napoleon Bonaparte. Waterloo itself is a small city now, but at the end of the 18th century it was a separate town. Of course the Battle of Waterloo and the Lion of Waterloo are major tourist attractions for the area. But a bit of history to fill you in! The town of Waterloo is famous thanks to the Duke of Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo waged on the 18th of June 1815. Napoleon Bonaparte's French troops fought the British (under the Duke Wellington) and the Prussians (under General Blucher).
Not to confuse the issue, but you will find the Lion's Mound in Waterloo and the actual battle site 5 km south in the village of Mont Saint Jean. You will also find the Wellington Museum in Waterloo, which was once the headquarters of the Duke of Wellington. The very spot where the Duke wrote the message announcing the defeat of Napoleon. The defeat of Bonaparte drew the curtain on 23 years of war that started with the French Revolutionary wars in 1792 and continued with the Napoleonic Wars from 1803. You might recall from your history that Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo was the end of his final bid for power. The actual end chapter in his phenomenal career.
Address: Route du Lion 315, Waterloo B-1410, Belgium
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