Battery Point

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Lonely Planet review

An empty rum bottle's throw from the once notorious Sullivans Cove waterfront is a nest of tiny 19th-century cottages and laneways. The old maritime village of Battery Point takes its name from the 1818 gun battery that stood on the promontory.

Spend a few hours exploring. Battery Point's liquored-up ale houses on Hampden Road have been refitted as cafes and restaurants, and cater to a less raucous clientele. Stumble up Kelly's Steps from Salamanca Place and dogleg into South Street where red lights once burned night and day and many a lonesome sailor sought the refuge of a buxom maiden. Spin around the picturesque Arthur Circus , check out St George's Anglican Church on Cromwell St, or shamble down Napoleon St to the waterfront. For a fortifying stout, duck into the salty 1846 Shipwrights Arms Hotel on Trumpeter St.