Blue Town and
the Isle of Sheep
The Red Lion
This is the oldest surviving public house in the Town, still serving beer after hundreds of years. By the mid-nineteenth century the number of public houses had grown and there were thirty and more within the relatively small area of Blue Town.
The remaining buildings like this, along with the narrow side streets and alleyways, give the best impression of the Blue Town of the past.
Gone are its busy chandlers, Army and Navy outfitters, the trams, bicycles and the bustling activity everywhere.
(Location Point 5, Blue Town heritage trail)