Dorchester Removals

Dorchester Removals

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    Family Owned
Business Est 1973

    Family Owned
    Business Est 1973


    Rated 4.5/5
    on Trust Pilot

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    British Association
of Movers

    British Association
    of Movers

    Our Dorchester Removals Service Includes…

    Just like you, your home is unique and so is your move. We don’t do “Standard”, Armishaws create tailor-made removals packages to fit you, your home and everything you need for your new life.

    Our removals service includes;

    •  Trained, Uniformed Staff
      Trained, Uniformed Staff
      All Armishaws’ crew members are background checked and carry photo ID.
    • Mileage
      Your quote will include mileage to ensure there are no hidden costs.
    • Cover for Goods in Transit
      Cover for Goods in Transit
      We offer restricted liability as standard, further options are available.
    • Robe Cartons
      Robe Cartons
      Your clothes will travel in style with specialist boxes for hanging garments
    • Covers & Blankets
      Covers & Blankets
      White goods and furniture are protected with slot-on, padded covers.
    • Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      We’re planting over 2,000 trees to offset our carbon emissions.
    • Used Box Recycling Service
      Used Box Recycling Service
      Our team will collect your flat boxes for recycling (or reuse where possible).
    • We Use Recycled Materials
      We Use Recycled Materials
      Our crews use recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible.
    • Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      These sealable bags are only used once, then recycled.
    • Carpet Runners
      Carpet Runners
      Full floor protection is also available at both locations (fees may apply).

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    Why Move to Dorchester With Armishaws…

    Eco-friendly Dorchester Removals

    Extra Dorchester Removals Services

    How We Can Help With Your Move…

    Packing Service

    Packing Service

    Packing Service

    A complete packing service by our trained personnel.

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    Short term and long-term storage solutions.

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    Home office and personal information safely destroyed.

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    Packing Materials

    Packing Materials

    Packing Materials

    Using recycled and recyclable materials where possible.

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    Want to Discuss Your Move? Call Us On 01305 257 313

    Dorchester Removals - Local Information

    Dorchester Removals – Local Information


    See the latest Dorchester Ofsted ratings HERE.


    The most recent You.Gov census (2011) calculated the Dorchester population to be 54,000.


    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.


    You’ll find local news and notices in the Dorset Echo.

    Staying Local?

    Staying Local?

    We provide bespoke Dorchester removals services for longer haul destinations as well as the local area including;

    • Charminster
    • Maiden Newton
    • Puddletown
    • Cerne Abbas
    • Winterbourne
    • Crossways
    • Bere Regis
    • Blandford

    Ask our friendly team for a free, no hassle quote today.

    7 Quirky Facts About Dorchester

    1. Judge Dread
      In 1685 Dorchester was presided over by the ‘Hanging Judge Jefferys’ who once sentenced 74 men to death in a single session.
    2. Thomas Hardy
      The town’s most famous son is novelist Thomas Hardy who’s works include Far From the Madding Crowd, Jude the Obscure and Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
    3. Greenbury
      The suburb of Poundbury was built on land owned by Prince Charles, the layout is designed to encourage walking and cycling to local shops and amenities. Quality of life and having a gentler impact on the planet were also key to the Poundbury’s world renowned design.
    4. Durnovaria
      Dorchester was once inhabited by the Romans who named it Durnovaria and built homes, shops, a library and what was once the country’s largest amphitheatre.
    5. It’s Old!
      Yes, even older than that tin of soup you once found at the back of the cupboard. As well as it’s roman heritage, the area once had an iron age hill fort (Maiden Castle) and a henge, Maumbury Rings.
    6. Tolpuddle Martyrs
      Dorchester Crown Court was the setting for the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, six local men who fought oppression from landowners and are credited with making way for the trade union movement.
    7. Museum-Itis
      Dorchester definitely has a case of museum-itis which is great for history buffs. Within the town and local area you’ll find the Mummies Museum, Dinosaur Museum, Keep Military Museum, Terracotta Warriors Museum, Dorset County Museum and even a Teddy Bear Museum.

    The Best of Dorchester

    If you are moving to Dorchester or the local area these are our top tips of the best the town has to offer;

    Taste Brasserie

    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!).


    Dorchester Curiosity Centre

    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.


    Cherryade Life Store

    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.


    Woods Furniture

    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.


    Dorset Wine Company

    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!


    About Dorchester

    About Dorchester

    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.

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