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In 2013, the Duke of Cornwall Hotel celebrated 150 years since its opening. The hotel’s directors Jonathan Morcom and Walter Combstock co-wrote a special book to commemorate this special anniversary. This 56-page volume is filled with fascinating detail and archive photos exhibiting the colourful history of the Duke. It charts the hotel’s journey from initial construction to its standing as an iconic city landmark, with stories about some of the notable names who have graced its entrance hall. You can also learn more about how the building has been restored to its former glory following years of neglect.

If you’re interested in delving deeper into the story of this unique hotel and in the radical changes which Plymouth and its people have seen over the decades, Duke of Cornwall Hotel Plymouth 150 Years is an engaging read.