Plan your Dorchester removals with top tips, help and advice from
the South West’s premier removals service.
Like your new home is unique, your move is unique. We create tailor-made removals for a worry-free move.
Established in 1973, Armishaws are a family run company based here in the South West. We believe in greener removals, we’re planting 2,000 trees in the region to offset the carbon emissions of your move. We’re members of the British Association of Removers and operate to the highest standards of customer care and financial security. All our crews are trained to ensure you receive the best customer service, so you can rest assured that your possessions are well cared for in transit and in storage. With our high Trustpilot rating and reviews from so many happy customers, you can be sure that with Armishaws your move is in good hands.
If you’re going, go green with Armishaws! As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…
We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and reduce the environmental impact of our UK removals.
We’ll collect your used boxes which will be re-used where possible or recycled (one less thing to worry about after your move).
All our boxes and soft packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials to protect your belongs and the environment.
Our teams drive greener vehicles and all our drivers go through driver efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel used.
We use acid free tissue paper which is not only better for the environment, acid free paper is also far better for your items.
We use sealable bags to help protect your mattresses while in transit, each bag is used only once before being recycled.
Make your move greener
We provide bespoke Dorchester removals services for longer haul destinations as well as the local area including;
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Schools – See the latest Dorchester Ofsted ratings .
Population – The most recent You.Gov census (2011) calculated the Dorchester population to be 54,000.
Transport – East to West Dorchester is served by the A35 running to Bournemouth and Lyme Regis. North to South the A37 connects with Yeovil and Weymouth. The fastest train to London Waterloo takes 2 hours and 44 minutes.
News – You’ll find local news and notices in the Dorset Echo.
If you are moving to Dorchester or the local area these are our top tips of the best the town has to offer;
A stunning eatery serving mouth-watering meals with bakery a counter that will just make you want to smoosh your nose on glass as you savour their incredible fresh baked cakes and pies (please note, ‘smooshing’ is not allowed on the premises!).
Go Visit! – Trinity Street, DT1 1UB
If you’ve just moved to Dorchester then make this your first stop. Chock-full of wonderful curios, furnishings, furniture, vintage finds, it’s an Aladdin’s cave of home décor or wonders.
Go Visit! – The Old Bus Depot, Grove Trading Estate DT1 1ST
Not just one of our favourite shops in Dorchester, this is one of our favourite shops anywhere! Filled to the brim with amazing home-wear, gift ideas and a passion for style.
Go Visit! – 180 Bridport Road, Poundbury, DT1 3AG
Now you’ve moved your old furniture in, head to woods to find those finishing touches and new pieces to fall in love with. They offer interiors that are hard to resist.
Go Visit! – 34-35 High East Street, DT1 1HN
Before the furniture or dust settles, pop in to the ever so friendly and knowledgeable Dorset Wine Co where you can pick up a bottle(s) of something special to toast your new home. And yes, you will go back. Often!
Go Visit! – 11 Queen Mother Square, Poundbury, DT1 3DX
The country town of Dorset has a rich and rounded history, from its famous authors and sporting sons (Martin Chivers and Harry Rednapp both played for Dorchester FC), to the Roman ruins and iron age hill forts, through to it’s brewing pedigree. Theirs is so much to celebrate and fall in love with. And you can do it for longer, life-expectancy in Dorset is two years greater than the national average.
Once you’ve finished with your Dorchester removals, and are ready to enjoy the local comforts such as eating, drinking shopping, then Dorchester is perfect for all three. There is a wide variety of cafes, bars and restaurants. And this isn’t a party town, you’re unlikely to see large crowds dancing in the street, what you will find are welcoming venues, great food and drink and a friendly town proud of its heritage.
Along with a fantastic selection of independent shops and traders, there are two weekly markets. Dorchester market sees over 200 local producers and food artisans bringing their wares to a hungry public. One of the finest markets in the South West, it’s not to be missed.
History lovers are spoilt for choice with a number of museums in the area as long as sites of historical interest, from Thomas Hardy’s house to iron age hill forts. Dorset Falconry Park, Kingston Maurward Park & Gardens, and Athelhampton House are all excellent days out to add to your Dorchester ‘to-do’ list.
One of the things to love about Dorchester (and there are many) is the distinct lack of motorways. Yep, not a three-lane, snarled up traffic jam anywhere to behold. What you will find is the gentle A37 connecting Lyme Regis and Bournemouth. North to south the A37 runs between Yeovil and Weymouth. Dorchester’s trains run direct to Bath, Bristol and Cardiff. The fastest rail route to London Waterloo takes approximately two hours and forty-four minutes.