Dorchester Removals

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    Rated 'Excellent'
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    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Removals Made Easy

    Like your new home is unique, your move is unique. We create tailor-made packages for a worry-free move.

    All packages include…

    • Removal Coordinator
      Removal Coordinator
      A dedicated Removal Coordinator will be assigned to your move.
    • 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.
    • Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      We’re planting over 2,000 trees to offset our carbon emissions.
    •  Trained, Uniformed Staff
      Trained, Uniformed Staff
      All Armishaws’ crew members are background checked and carry photo ID.
    • Recycled Materials
      Recycled Materials
      Our crews use recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible.
    • Covers & Blankets
      Covers & Blankets
      White goods and furniture are protected with slot-on, padded covers.
    • Carpet Runners
      Carpet Runners
      Full floor protection is also available at both locations (fees may apply).
    • Used Box Recycling Service
      Used Box Recycling Service
      Flat, used boxes can be collected (location dependent, fees may apply).
    • Robe Cartons
      Robe Cartons
      Your clothes will travel in style with specialist boxes for hanging garments.
    • Storage Options
      Storage Options
      Short and long term storage, with collection and delivery also available (fees may apply).
    • Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      These sealable bags are only used once, then recycled.

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    Armishaws Removals

    Why choose Armishaws for your 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.

    Greener Moves

    As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…

    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and create vital habitat for wildlife.

    Box Recycling Service

    We collect your boxes to re-use or recycle, giving you one less thing to worry about (dependent on location, fees may apply).

    Recycled Boxes

    All our boxes and soft packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials to protect your belongs and the environment.

    Greener Vehicles

    Our teams drive greener vehicles and all our drivers go through driver efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel used.

    Acid Free Wrapping

    We use acid free tissue paper which is not only better for the environment, acid free paper is also far better for your items.

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    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
    with Armishaws.

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    Dorchester Removals

    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 visited by ‘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.

    Dorchester – Local Info

    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.

    Best of Dorchester

    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!).

    Trinity Street, DT1 1UB

    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.

    The Old Bus Depot, Grove Trading Estate DT1 1ST

    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.

    180 Bridport Road, Poundbury, DT1 3AG

    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.

    34-35 High East Street, DT1 1HN

    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.

    11 Queen Mother Square, Poundbury, DT1 3DX

    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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