Highlights: Fortress Point is a highland terrain, 1.5 kilometers from the city, this area is a relatively long history of Hobart. Battery Point got its name from the Battery, built here in 1818, to protect the town of Hobart from threats from the sea, mainly for strategic reasons. During the heyday of whaling, Battery Point was a bustling area with a steady stream of sailors, and now the area around Battery Point is a secluded, upscale residential area where 19th-century Victorian and Georgian mansions can still be seen. There are many antique shops, art galleries and cafes that have been converted from old houses on the street. Wander around picturesque ArthurCircus, admire St George's Anglican Church on Cromwell St., or walk slowly on Napoleon St. to the harbour, where the mooring ropes sing in the wind and you can listen to the sound of ships colliding with each other.