Broomhall House and the world’s most prominent motoring icon

Above: Rolls-Royce Phantom parked in front of Broomhall House

An eight column Doric portico designed for Broomhall House by Sir Robert Smirke in 1808

A visit from a spectacular array of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to Broomhall House has further emphasised the incredible connection between the Bruce family and world motoring history. At the request of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Edinburgh – as part of The Leven Car Company – Broomhall hosted the full Rolls-Royce model range.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars arrayed at Broomhall House

Greeting Rolls-Royce Edinburgh and their guests, Lord Bruce explained that from 1806, the design of Broomhall House hugely influenced the adoption of the Greek revival as a pre-eminent style in architecture and the decorative arts. A century later in 1906, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce adopted the Doric portico as the model for their famous radiator grille.

Broomhall House provides a spectacular setting for luxury car try drive experiences – an impressive, and highly original location. Enquire today for a luxury car try drive experience day at Broomhall’s estate. 

Photography by: Vikki Bruce

Read more about our try drive days here: Rolls Royce Motor Cars Edinburgh blog