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Toby Lowe Photography

Wednesday 1st June, 2016|Category: News
Toby Lowe is a wedding photographer based in Cornwall and works across both Cornwall and Devon. His photography style effortlessly blends reportage with fine art imagery to create a bespoke feel (and he does it so well!). His approach is discreet and sensitive when it comes to capturing the day and he always builds such a good relationship with the couple beforehand in order to get the best out of their day and capture exactly what they want. Toby joined us for the first ever Duke Wedding Collection: Live in 2015. Positioned on the staircase he was a friendly face to all guests and suppliers and we were keen to work with him. As with all good partnerships ...

The Duke welcomes Stewart Mandy

Thursday 26th May, 2016|Category: News
In March  we were delighted to welcome Stewart Mandy (Freelance Journalist for World Travel & Tourism at The Examiner and contributor to The Yucatan Times) to the Duke of Cornwall Hotel. He was on a mission to explore Plymouth and write about everything the city has to offer - including having a drink in every public house on the Barbican! "It was tough research, but worthwhile! I didn't actually have a drink in each pub unfortunately, but I did visit each one." We love the piece that Stewart chose to write about our grand hotel in April and he also very kindly mentioned us in his piece ...

Restoration, Walter and many rolls of Wallpaper

Friday 13th May, 2016|Category: News
Our Historical Brochure shows the many changes that the Duke has seen over the last 153 years. For 53 years Walter Combstock has played a huge part in the exterior and interior that you all see and enjoy today...we thought it was about time that we introduced you to the creative mind behind the refurbishment of the hotel. Walter, (or Wally as he is known to his friends), has been an integral part of the Duke's rich story, being part of the hotel for such a significant length of time, it has become a big part of him which is why he takes it's restoration so seriously, professionally and lovingly. We managed to sit down with him for half an hour over a cup of tea to have a natter and ...

Proud to be accommodation supplier for Plymouth 10k

Wednesday 11th May, 2016|Category: News
Here at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel we are delighted to be the Accommodation Sponsor for the Plymouth 10k. We are offering a reduced rate for runners on Double, Twin and Single rooms, with Breakfast Included! Nigel Rowe MBE, Race Director for Run Plymouth said: "We are delighted that the Duke of Cornwall Hotel have joined our team as Official Hotel Sponsor. Walter, Jon and the team at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel are very much community focused and we are grateful for their support. We are already receiving entrants from athletes who are further afield and to be able to offer special rates is important. I’m sure those choosing to stay at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel will be made very welcome.” We loved attending the launch of Plymouth 10k back ...

One Small Candle

Monday 9th May, 2016|Category: News
History Alive! One Small Candle is a non-profit community interest group focussed on bringing the Mayflower - Pilgrims history alive around Plymouth's Barbican and the historic Mayflower Steps With our Make a Difference for Mayflower 400 Campaign launching in March, we can see the excitement around 2020 and the potential for Plymouth, with this in mind we were keen to do a piece about this lovely group of people who celebrate the history of our great city. A little background for those of you who haven’t heard of One Small Candle... “One Small Candle started out as an idea by imaginative local David Saunders. David and his wife Elizabeth returned to Plymouth after 15 years in the ...

Liberty Pearl Photography

Thursday 5th May, 2016|Category: News
“We couldn't be happier with our amazing wedding photos courtesy of Liberty Pearl Photography. Amber was a joy to work with – she is so friendly and shoots really naturally and unobtrusively. We knew that we didn't want many formal and posed pictures and Amber captured so many spontaneous moments, and the happiness of the day. As one of us (the bride) is a visual artist the look of our wedding photos were very important; Amber’s vision and distinctive style exceeded our expectations, the images are truly beautiful. Our wedding day was not that traditional and Amber understood the look and feel that we were aiming for, and translated this into her amazing images. Thank you for capturing the happiest ...

The Lady behind the International Concert Series

Friday 29th April, 2016|Category: News
Jeanie Moore's International Concert Series have been held at the Duke for a while now so we decided it was about time to properly introduce you to the lady behind the amazing musical treats! Jeanie was kind enough to take time out to come and have a cup of tea and a chat with us about her concert series. Why did you start the concert series? From the age of three I’ve always sung and from the age of five I used to always be on the stage, I love music and have always loved music. I wanted to be a singer and when I met my late husband he sang, so he came to my house, I played the piano and we sang together. ...

The Duke Wedding Collection Live is Back!

Thursday 28th April, 2016|Category: News
From Photographers to Favours, Cars to Couture Cakes, The Duke Wedding Collection: Live is back with a bang this year and promising to be even bigger and better! On Sunday 25th September The Duke is opening it's doors to all Beautiful Brides and Gorgeous Grooms (and anyone who tags along!) to experience the very best in wedding suppliers all under one extraordinary roof! With free entry, we hope to meet lots of couples, their parents, best friends and Great Aunts who can all enjoy a fantastic day out, which is sure to inspire. We are taking a fresh approach to wedding fairs, no longer will there be rows and rows of trestle tables, ...

Plymouth Sound, Solo Sailors and their race to NYC

Wednesday 27th April, 2016|Category: News
Plymouth is celebrating the return of the World famous yacht race, The Transat bakerly! The city are going all out with an array of activities across the week to celebrate this international race. Live music, fireworks and an air display are just a few of the events planned to create the regatta atmosphere across the waterfront, the race begins on Monday 2nd May and we believe that Plymouth provides the perfect waterfront stage upon which to watch the nautical drama unfold. So why Plymouth I hear you say...? It is the oldest and first solo Transatlantic race, first launched in 1960 following the 3,000 mile Plymouth to New York route. One of the most important and historic events in the professional offshore racing calendar, The ...

The City Supports Titanic Exhibition

Monday 25th April, 2016|Category: News
On the 24th April, The Duke of Cornwall Hotel played host to Nigel Voisey' s Titanic and White Star Line exhibition - highlighting the connection between Plymouth and the infamous Ship. Firstly, we have to say we were completely amazed by the number of people who arrived for the event, clearly the story is far from forgotten and this event was about keeping the memory of those who lost their lives alive. We are so thankful to you all for your support and patience on the day, it was appreciated by all of the team. The Exhibition consisted of artefacts, displays, newspaper cuttings and presentations from Nigel Voisey. It was a packed day - not ...

Titanic Exhibition

Friday 22nd April, 2016|Category: News
We are looking forward to welcoming Nigel Voisey to The Duke of Cornwall Hotel on the 24th April to talk about and exhibit many artefacts and ephemera associated with the Titanic and White Star Line, all assembled by Nigel himself. He will be giving presentations throughout the day to share his knowledge about this terrible event and the links to Plymouth. "When we first met with Nigel, Jon Morcom (Director) and I were captivated by his knowledge of the Titanic and the significant link to Plymouth. His information on how the Duke played her part was incredible and gave both of us a real moment thinking about how the crew had stayed at the hotel after ...

Wedding Magic at The Duke

Thursday 21st April, 2016|Category: News
The 19th of April saw The Duke collaborate with some of the amazing talent in the local area to create our latest stylised wedding shoot. Think Audrey, think 1950's...! The day was filled with creative, passionate people, who love all things weddings, joining together to create another beautiful showcase of all The Duke can offer to potential couples considering getting married at the hotel. Capturing the day we had the talented Photographer Toby Lowe and we also were delighted to have Baxter and Ted on hand to record a film on their many nifty cameras. It is always so wonderful to watch people who are passionate about what they do at work. They will do whatever it takes to get the perfect shot and they did. Predominantly based in ...