Archive: 2017

The Lucky Sixpence

Friday 8th December, 2017|Category: News
Janie is the owner of a fabulous jewellery business, The Lucky Sixpence. As one of our trusted Wedding Partners, we wanted to take a moment to talk to Janie to explore all areas of her business and provide our couples to be with some inspiration! Janie is truly amazing at what she does, offering a range of exquisite pieces as well as bespoke designs. We have worked with Janie on a number of exciting projects including our Wedding Collections and stylised photo shoots and always receive fantastic feedback on her beautiful pieces. ...

We’ve won a prestigious business tourism award!

Friday 24th November, 2017|Category: News
We’ve done it again! Adding to our award last month for fine dining, we’ve just gained another accolade for our collection – this time for our qualities as a business venue. The Duke won Bronze in the ‘Venue & Business Tourism’ category at the 2017 Devon Tourism Awards in a swish ceremony held last night at Plymouth Guildhall and attended by hundreds of representatives from the world of hospitality. It’s a significant achievement for us at the Duke, as we faced stiff competition from across the county to be shortlisted in the top three – the only Plymouth business tourism venue to achieve this. The awards were presented in a glitzy ceremony by arctic explorer ...

Destination Dartmoor

Friday 24th November, 2017|Category: News
We feel extremely lucky to live in such a beautiful region. The hotel is just a short drive away from Dartmoor, where you can enjoy breath-taking views over the moorland. Back in August we did a Destination Devon blog and promised to explore Dartmoor, we’re keeping our word! And blimey doesn’t this epic landscape deserve a feature all of its own – for starters Dartmoor covers an area of 368 square miles or 957 square kilometres, it is the perfect place for those who love nothing more than a leisurely ramble over the exquisite countryside or perhaps a beautiful drive with a cream tea. It is also the perfect place for an adventure, with over 365 ...

A Magical Christmas in Plymouth

Thursday 23rd November, 2017|Category: News
Christmas in Plymouth is bigger and better than ever before! Have you visited the Christmas Market yet? Don’t fret, there is still plenty of time to purchase those personal gifts as it is open until 21st December. Santa’s Grotto at Drake Circus and the Christmas Land Train are both running until Christmas Eve, with the fabulous Nutcracker Trail continuing until 2nd Jan, the perfect activity to entertain the family and get some fresh air. And of course there is also the Snowflake Trail! We are thrilled to be part of it again this year. It runs until 7th January and there are some brilliant ...

Exclusive Seasonal Room Rates – Book Direct!

Thursday 23rd November, 2017|Category: News
Between 21st December 2017 and 14th January 2018, we will be offering the following discounted accommodation rates: Single – £65.00 Double/Twin sole occupancy – £75.00 Double/Twin – £85.00 Superior sole occupancy – £95.00 Superiors – £105.00 All the above rates are inclusive of Full English Breakfast and VAT charged at the current rate. Whether you are attending an event at the hotel, or would simply like to enjoy overnight stay in luxurious surroundings, call our team now on 01752 275850. Alternatively, click here to complete an online enquiry form, a member of our team will respond to you shortly....

Festive Fun in Britain’s Ocean City

Wednesday 15th November, 2017|Category: News
Britain’s Ocean City is the place to be this Christmas, with a wonderful line up of festive activities and events for all of the family! For those of you who live in Plymouth, how lucky are you – make sure you get about and out and explore! For those of you planning a trip to Plymouth, here are just some of the festive treats taking place in November. For full details, click on the name of each event to be transported to a page full of magical detail and of course our calendar lists many more activities that are happening across the city from the big shows to the local plays! Thank you so much to those who ...

Plymouth Remembers – Poppies on Tour

Wednesday 8th November, 2017|Category: News
Poppies: Wave is a magnificent sculpture which currently stands proudly in front of the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial on Plymouth Hoe. The structure is made up of 7,300 ceramic red poppies on towering stalks and symbolises the servicemen and women of the First World War who sadly have no known grave. The piece is one of two sculptures created by designer, Tom Piper and artist, Paul Cummins and was taken from the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at The Tower of London. Here is an amazing film showing the poppies being made from the initial cutting of ...

A Magical Christmas at the Yard

Tuesday 24th October, 2017|Category: News
It is an exciting time at the yard with a fabulous array of events lined up to get you in the festive spirit! First in the event calendar is the fantastic Illuminate! The following details were provided by the event organisers and give an overview of what attendees can look forward to. Illuminate, an event marking the anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, takes on a stunning new location in Plymouth’s historic Royal William Yard on Nov 24-26. For the first time ever, the former victualling yard will be lit up with dazzling light installations, immersive visual art and light projections, being linked to the Barbican through the travelling of light. For full details about ...

Mimosa Photography

Friday 13th October, 2017|Category: News
Mimosa Photography is run by the talented Megan Hope. We have worked together on a number of exciting shoots in recent months, the first being our Duke Mini Collection which took place in March this year. The event provided engaged couples with the perfect opportunity to see the hotel set up for a wedding, and to meet some lovely suppliers for inspiration. Meg captured the evening beautifully, focusing on each element with fantastic attention to detail. ...
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