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Our friendly team will help you plan for your big move with a bespoke service.
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.
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 create vital habitat for wildlife.
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
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Schools – Swanage has 4 primary schools and 1 secondary school. View the latest Ofsted scores .
Population – The You.Gov census in 2011 recorded Swanage had a population of 10,454.
Transport – Sitting on spur of land known as Purbeck Island (although not actually an island), Swanage is a short distance from the A31 which travels through the New Forest before connecting with the M27 motorway. There is also a ferry service running to Bournemouth.
Here’s our rundown of the very best this charming seaside town has to offer;
This funky local brand has been making the South West look good for over 30 years. Style at harmony with the surroundings, Saltrock are made for the sunshine.
39 Station Road, BH19 1AD
Another great shop to get you ready for life on the coast. Boots, jackets, rucksacks, camping equipment, you can be prepared and look good!
11A-B High street, BH19 2LP
Quite simply the best fish and chips on the planet! Park of a chain across the South West, if you haven’t experienced Harlees yet you are in for something special.
355 High St, BH19 2NP
Swanage is renowned for its excellent scuba sites. Divers Down are Britain’s oldest dive school and provide outstanding diver experiences and safe training for newcomers.
The Pier, High Street, BH19 2AR
Cool lighting, stylish furniture, chic homeware, @sixtyonehighstreet are the perfect pace to find those finishing touches for your new home.
61 High Street, BH19 2LY
With sweeping views across Swanage Bay, excellent restaurants, good amenities and a lively event calendar, Swanage is a popular choice with people looking to settle on the South Coast. The town is famed for having ‘built London’ and supplied large amounts of stone for some of the capital’s most famous buildings. The town also celebrates a famous victory when Alfred the Great defeated the Vikings (although the weather actually won the ‘battle’ for him).
Today the town is popular with day trippers and a hotspot for watersports.
At times Swanage is all at sea, there is a sailing regatta and a number of excellent watersports activity companies offering everything from boat tours and jetskis to scuba diving and paddle-boarding, so if you do want to dip your toe into a new hobby, Swanage Bay is the perfect place.
There is a theatre and cinema, a number of independent shops and a fun park for days out. Foodies can have their fill at the annual food festival, there’s also a jazz festival and carnival.
Shopaholics can get their fix at nearby Bournemouth which has all the big high street names plus designer stores and boutiques.
For those looking to escape urban sprawl and congested roads, Swanage is ideal. There are no major roads into Swanage (one is occasionally closed as it passes through an MOD firing range!), the fastest way to reach nearby Poole and Bournemouth is by ferry. A small distance from Swanage is the A31 which links with the M27 for Southampton and routes east.