Archive: 2016

Live Concert Series: Alice Vickery

Monday 19th September, 2016|Category: News
Last week The Duke was host to one of many performances as part of Jeanie Moore’s International Concert Series. Singer, Alice Vickery performed her first solo concert and wowed the audience. We were lucky enough to sit and enjoy and were truly stunned by her voice! We caught up with Alice briefly after the show (in between her adoring fans) to find out more… How old were you when you realised that you love to sing? I was 9 years old when I started singing and acting. When I was around 15, my voice started to develop further and that was when I realised I was a better singer than actress and that was the route to ...

The Wedding Collection: Second Supplier Announcement!

Thursday 15th September, 2016|Category: News
It’s that time again where we share our sensational suppliers who are looking forward to meeting you at the Duke Wedding Collection: Live on Sunday 25th September… The first in our lovely line up has a stunning selection of the very best designer dresses… Prudence Gowns is a luxury bridal boutique which has been running since 1982 with stores in Plymouth and Exeter. They stock a wide variety of stunning wedding gowns in every style imaginable from a range of amazing designers. As well as bridal gowns, they sell a selection of gorgeous bridesmaid dresses as well as Mother of the Bride and Groom outfits. They also have a range of accessories including veils, shoes, jewellery ...

Devon and Cornwall Beard and Moustache Championships

Tuesday 13th September, 2016|Category: News
The Beard and Moustache Championships returned to the Duke last month for the second year running! From neatly-cropped handlebar ‘taches to unkempt mutton chops and everything in between, the competition celebrated the very best in facial hair. The event was founded by Plymouth couple Clair and Mike Wellsbury-Nye, after being inspired by a similar competition in Brighton in 2014. All sizes and styles of beard and moustache were encouraged to enter and with seven categories to choose from it’s not just the biggest beard that wins! There are also categories for ladies and children’s handmade beards and spectators were also made very welcome! The wonderful ...

The Wedding Collection: Supplier Announcement!

Friday 9th September, 2016|Category: News
With just over two weeks until the Duke Wedding Collection: Live, we thought it was time to announce which of our lovely suppliers will be coming along. With over 45 of the very best in the business we thought we’d share a few each week in the build up to our big day! Keep an eye out for our upcoming blogs..! Here are the first fabulous ten… Honors Flowers are a family run florist based in Hyde Park, Plymouth. They offer gorgeous designer bouquets, with the alternative of silk arrangements if the couple would prefer. They have a unique bridal consultation room where you can discuss all of the floral arrangements for your special day! They ...

Fashion in the City

Thursday 8th September, 2016|Category: News
The hotly anticipated Fashion in the City event is going down a storm, with afternoon teas all over the city, a fashion foundation exhibition and a fashion pop up in the local library. Why not take a trip on the beauty bus for some free pampering, that’s right, free! The bus will be stopping off at a variety of locations in and around the city, so why not take a well-deserved break from shopping and put your feet up? The students from GHQ and City College Plymouth have been and are continuing to offer a variety of treatments from hair styling to mini manicures, what’s not to love? We might have to pop along ourselves!...

Meet Our Wonderful Couples…

Wednesday 7th September, 2016|Category: News
On Thursday 1st September another chapter in the history of the hotel was written as we invited past couples who were wed at the Duke to share their stories… Much like hosting a party you always have that moment of trepidation wondering if anyone will arrive… No such moment occurred as at 3.40pm couples, dressed in their finest and armed with wedding albums, walked the red carpet and climbed the grand staircase to our Hayward Room ready for an afternoon of reminiscing.The atmosphere was incredible as the room quickly became full of laughter, chatter of days-gone-by and discussions around how much the fashion and the hotel had changed. It was a privilege to share ...

Weekend break activities for those visiting friends or family at Plymouth University

Thursday 25th August, 2016|Category: News
Blog post written by Destination Plymouth Tuesday 26th July 2016, London – One of the most popular universities in the South West and ranked among the top 2% in the world, Plymouth University attracts over 25,000 students fro m the UK and beyond each year. At the end of September, Plymouth will be full of student family and friends visiting either for the previous years’ graduation from 19th to 24th September or to drop new students off for Fresher’s Week in the same week. From seafront dining to historical monuments and quirky attractions, Plymouth is the perfect destination to turn a quick visit to the city into a weekend break. Destination Plymouth, ...

Plymouth Art Weekender at The Red House

Wednesday 24th August, 2016|Category: News
Plymouth Art Weekender, an ambitious three-day event celebrating the arts across the city, will take place between Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th September. Following a successful 2015 event the Weekender will take over the city and promote Plymouth as a contemporary art destination that promotes participation in a wide range of exhibitions and exciting activities for all ages. A full schedule of events can be found here. At the Duke of Cornwall Hotel we want to celebrate this amazing festival that's happening on our doorstep! One of the locations that is being used for the festival is the Plymouth School of Creative Arts, known as The Red House (just down the road from us!) so we can pop down and enjoy the beautiful artwork on ...

Tea at the Top

Tuesday 9th August, 2016|Category: News
After a fantastic season, we are delighted to announce that you are now able to buy a voucher for Tea at the Top 2017. Bookings for the unique experience will commence in January. Each year is a sell out so we recommend booking early in order to secure your preferred date. Treat your loved one to a Champagne afternoon tea for two in our historic tower with panoramic views across the city, the perfect gift for Christmas.         For just £80.00 for two people, guests will enjoy the exclusive use of the tower suite for 2 ...
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