The capital of the Highlands, Inverness is one of the oldest inhabited sites in Scotland. On Craig Phadrig are the remains of a vitrified fort, dating from the 4th century B.C. The main attraction of the town is the Balnain House. Don't miss the oldest church, Old High Church, on St Michael's Mount by the riverside, a site perhaps used for worship since Celtic times. Cawdor Castle is only 12 miles away. Another attraction is the lake of Loch Ness. Inverness is a good base for exploring the Highlands.