Swanage 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

    Moves Made Easy  

    Our friendly team will help you plan for your big move with a bespoke service.

    All our 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.

    What our customers say...

    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.

    See our Eco Pledge here...

    Swanage Removals

    Staying Local?

    Armishaws also cover the wider area including;

    • Harman’s Cross
    • Furzebrook
    • Corfe castle
    • Studland
    • Wareham
    • Sandford
    • Wool
    • Langton Matravers
    • East Stoke
    • Tyneham

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

    Swanage – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. Early Days
      50,000BC Swanage was still connected to what is now the Isle of Wight. The first signs of humanoid habitation come from the Middle Stone Age, around 2,500 years ago. Celts arrived from France and settled here, before the Romans turned up around 43AD. After the fall of the Roman Empire the Saxons of Wessex defended the area from Viking invasion. Today the only battles are tourists trying to keep seagulls away from their chips (the locals already know to never eat fish and chips on the pier).
    2. Swanage Built London
      Not all of it, but following the Great Fire of London, a large number of buildings were constructed using Purbeck stone. It was mined just outside Swanage and transported through the town, loaded at the Swanage Docks and then sailed to London. St Paul’s Cathedral and Horse Guards both used Purbeck stone which had already been used in older buildings including the Tower of London and Palace of Westminster, even Buckingham Palace is constructed in part from stone found in this area of Dorset.
    3. Alfred Memorial
      “In commemoration of a great naval battle fought with the Danes – in Swanage Bay by Alfred the Great. AD 877”. So says the inscription on the Alfred Memorial on Swanage sea front. However, historians might mock the landmark, built in 1862 (from Purbeck stone of course) by John Mowlem, one of the owners of the local quarry. Accounts of the period describe how the Vikings lost 120 ships to a great storm off the coast of Swanage. Arthur had convinced the Vikings to move, and being a pious man there is a chance he might have claimed that God had intervened to drown the pagans at sea. Another curious facet of the monument are the canon balls perched on top. We’re not experts, but we’re fairly sure neither the Saxons or Vikings used canons?!?
    4. Not An Island
      Swanage sits on the Isle of Purbeck, which isn’t actually an island at all but a spur of land that juts out into the English Channel overlooking the Isle of Wight (which is a ‘proper’ island).
    5. Watersports
      The stunning bay, with its golden beach and sheltered position is ideal for watersports. The calm waters mean novices can learn in a safer environment and newbies can try their hand at stand-up paddle-boarding, powerboats, water-skiing, wakeboarding, sea kayaks, plus a range of water based sightseeing tours. Swanage is also a popular destination with scuba divers and you can learn to scuba in Swanage Marina.
    6. Swanage Pier
      Now a popular tourist spot, the pier was originally built to load quarried stone to waiting ships. At one point the two main sources of employment in Swanage were the quarry and the sea. The novelist Thomas Hardy used Swanage (under the name of ‘Knollsea’) in his book The Hand of Ethelberta and said of the town “everybody in the parish who was not a boatman was a quarrier”.

    Local Info

    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.

    News – There is a town website Virtual Swanage, full of local tips and info. There’s also a dedicated news site Swanage News.

    Best of Swanage

    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

    Jurassic Coast

    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

    Divers Down

    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

    About Swanage

    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.

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