maandag 11 mei 2009

Visiting the Battlefields of Europe: Waterloo

Waterloo in Belgium is a unique place: there you can see the battlefield exactly like it was on June the 18th, 1815 when Wellington faced Napoleon for an ultimate battle that changed Europe's face forever. Visit the Lion Hamlet and experience the new animation : Battlefield Tour

From 1st July until 31st August there will be every weekend – cavalry, infantry and artillery fire demonstrations.
Only those who have smelled the cannon powder and seen a cavalry charge can truly understand what the Battle of Waterloo was like. Every weekend in the months of July and August, at the same site as Napoleon’s final battle, you can re-live this key event in History.

You can also discover the battlefield of Waterloo on a mountain bike! Visit the British gun positions and the key points of the battle for yourself and trace the movements of the French cavalry.

Take a bicycle tour of Waterloo Battlefield on your own bike or on one of the 50 mountain bikes available for hire at the location. Cycle along trails and discover the many monuments and commemorative stones dotting the site of the famous battle that raged here on 18 June 1815.

Two routes have been designed and laid out for cyclists, and in addition to this exciting new way of visiting the battlefield there are many other outdoor activities for families to enjoy at Lion's Hamlet.

A detailed map of the routes is available at the bicycle hire office along with a leaflet providing information on each monument. Bicycle trailers are available for toddlers as well as children’s bikes, and helmets are provided free with every bike hired.

You can find more info on the Waterloo 1815 website

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