Inverness is situated in the north of Scotland, at the mouth of the River Ness. The city has its share of interesting places to visit, such as the grounds of Inverness Castle and pubs with live traditional music, but the real draw of Inverness for most tourists is its usefulness as a base from which to explore and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding Scottish Highlands. Popular sights include Loch Ness, home to the fabled Loch Ness Monster, 13 miles to the south-west of Inverness and easily reached via the A82 road. The same road, if taken a further 50 miles, passes Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest mountain, while the Cairngorm Mountains are less than 30 miles to the south-west of Inverness and can be reached via the A9 road. The most practical and convenient way to enjoy the sights of the Scottish Highlands is by car, and many visitors arriving in Inverness by bus, plane or train hire a car at their earliest convenience. Enterprise Rent-A-Car have a branch in Seafield Road, near the junction of the A82 and A9 roads, with a good choice of vehicles for hire.