200 years ago, on Sunday the 18th of June 1815, the Duke of Wellington’s Anglo-allied soldiers fought against Napoleon’s French army in the Battle of Waterloo. The short but furious struggle marked the end of 20 years of conflict and began an era of peace which lasted nearly half a century.
With the bicentenary commemoration of the Battle taking place between 18th – 21st June 2015, GoEuro.com chose to honour this major event through the travel guide below. Aided with figures from the official Waterloo 2015 organisation, our guide will be useful to those looking to visit the battle grounds or find out more about this monumental stage in the development of the European continent.
Our research has shown that over 190,000 visitors will make the trip to Waterloo this summer, with over 50% of these attending or appearing in the battle reenactments marking the anniversary. This is almost the exact same amount of visitors as the 174,000 soldiers who fought in the battle 200 years ago.