Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
Back to Blog

New Tours With Alba Experiences !

Praying Hands of Mary Glen Lyon

We recently took a research trip to Glen Lyon which was once described to be the ‘longest, loneliest and loveliest glen in Scotland’ by Sir Walter Scott and we totally agree with him.Our first stop was at the Praying Hands of Mary which is a striking rock formation resembling a pair of hands in an attitude of prayer, perched on a hill about 600m up from the glen floor. It is also known as Fionn’s Rock as it was said to have been split in two by an arrow fired by the legendary Celtic hero Fingal, or Fionn mac Cumhaill.


We soon came across the beautiful Roman Bridge which is located towards the eastern side of the Glen, although the bridge has little to do with Roman history as it dates from the 17th to 18th century. This is quite a beautiful spot to photograph especially with the surrounding forests and cascading waterfalls adding to that perfect backdrop.


Loch Faskally was our next location as it offers some beautiful views of the Loch which is surrounded by the Tayside forrest. We always enjoy coming to visit this place as the colours are so vibrant throughout the year and there are many little restaurants in the little highland town called Pitlochery which is just a wee drive away for that ideal lunch stop.


Our final location of the day was simply an amazing site. The Hermitage is billed to be ‘one of Scotland’s oldest tourist attractions’ , and it’s easy to see why. The might of the Black Linn Falls flow past Ossians hall which was built in the Victorian era and offers the perfect viewpoint of the surrounding area . We found that we could have stayed at this one location for the entire day as there is just so much to see and to explore. It really would be the perfect way to end any tour.

Now that our hard work and research has paid off, we feel that this tour would be ideal for photographers and walkers. We clocked up 15000 steps throughout the day which is a nice way to stay fit and enjoy the Scottish countryside.