Category: Shackleton

Shackleton Celebration

Thursday 14th January, 2016|Category: Shackleton
More than 100 years ago the Endurance sank beneath the ice on the Weddell Sea, near Antarctica. Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition was an attempt to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent.  After Shackleton stayed at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel on 7th August 1914, the expedition left England and sailed via Buenos Aires and South Georgia before departing for the Antarctic on December 5. But early in the journey the ship and its 28-man crew became trapped in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea.    ...

Shackleton Room

Wednesday 2nd September, 2015|Category: Shackleton
Friday 7th August marked the 101st Anniversary since Shackleton set sail having stayed at the Duke.   To celebrate we created a themed room to mark the historical event. Room 313 is stylishly decorated and features images of his ship Endurance, some special books detailing the voyage and some memorabilia. We hope all guests will enjoying staying in this creative room and would like to thank Paul Davies and the Devon and Cornwall Polar Society for officially opening the room on the day. ...