Waterloo & Beyond
by Antony Mason
Waterloo and Beyond Travel Guide – Travel information and tourist tips including Battle of Waterloo history, museums, battlefield sites and practical visitor advice. Also featuring what to see and do in Belgium, transportation, hotels and restaurants, Napoleon, Duke of Wellington, Lion’s Mound, guided tours, monuments, memorials and cemeteries.
Published: 06th Mar 2015
About this book
Two hundred years after the battle, the area around Waterloo is a lovely landscape of rolling farmland containing dozens of key sites, memorials and monuments to discover. But the Waterloo region offers far more than just a battlefield. A wealth of sights beckons the curious tourist, including the historic town of Nivelles with its towering Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, the exhilarating Walibi theme park at Wavre and the profoundly tranquil ruins of the Abbaye de Villers. Bradt’s Waterloo & Beyond, written by Belgium expert Antony Mason, gives practical advice from the best hotel and restaurant choices to festivals and events throughout the year. This unique tourist guidebook provides everything you’ll need to get the very most from your visit.
About the Author
Antony Mason has been writing about Belgium for some 20 years – a happy outcome of being married to a Belgian (a Walloon from Waterloo, as it happens).
He is the “Brussels Expert” for the Daily Telegraph series of online city break guides and writes occasional articles for the Daily Telegraph Saturday Travel section (e.g. on the WW1 centenary commemorations, and the wonders of Belgian frites (chips)). His most recent Belgium-oriented publication is his translation and adaptation of Le Goût des Belges by Eric Boschman, called A Slice of Belgium in the English edition (Lannoo Publishers, 2014), a humorous analysis of what the Belgians really eat.
Additional InformationTable of Contents
Chapter 1 Practical Information 1
Getting there and away 1, Getting around 3, When to visit
6, Tours and tourist information 6, Festivals and events 6,
Security and safety 9, Shopping 9, What to see and do 11
Chapter 2 History 13
Historical timeline 13, Before 1815 15, History of the
Battle of Waterloo 15
Chapter 3 The Guide 31
Orientation 31, The main sites 31, The main battlefield
Chapter 4 Walks, Tours and Excursions 47
A walk around the battlefield 47, A battlefield tour by car
51, La Route Napoléon en Wallonie 54, Excursions around
Chapter 5 Where to Stay and Eat 67
Where to stay 67, Where to eat and drink 69
Appendix 1 Language 72
Appendix 2 Further Information 73