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Mobile: 07792 595 642 (+44 7792 595 642 from outside the UK)
Office: 01749 671 222 (+44 749 671 222 from outside the UK)

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Martin Swan Violins, Avenue House, Wells, BA5 2AJ

We are based in the cathedral city of Wells, Somerset, UK. You can arrange to visit us here, we hold client days in London, and will also travel internationally to meet you where appropriate.

Our address is Avenue House, 64 High Street, Wells BA5 2AJ, UK.

Visiting Us

We welcome customers to our home to try out instruments, although this is by appointment only (we are not a regular violin shop).

The nearest train stations are Bath Spa and Castle Cary. There are trains between London and Bath roughly every half hour. We can pick you up from the station or arrange for a taxi to bring you to Wells.

If you are driving, we have free customer parking behind our house. This is within Union Street Car Park – after entering the car park drive to the opposite side and look for our garden, which is full of trees. Park in one of the private bays facing the high stone wall, then walk down through the garden and ring the bell at the back door.

For satnav use: the postcode of the car park is BA5 2TY and the Google map location is

Note that Union Street itself is pedestrianised. Most satnavs know about that – but not all – so if your satnav tells you to turn left off Chamberlain Street down a street with no-entry signs, just keep straight on then take the next left.

Company Information

Martin Swan Violins is the trading name of Ashmole & Swan Ltd, registered in Scotland, company No. SC479345. Registered office 64a Cumberland Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6RE. (This is for government use only, please do not use it for general post. Our mailing address for customers is Avenue House, 64 High Street, Wells BA5 2AJ, UK).

We are registered for VAT and use the VAT margin schemes for antiques and for artisan products. Any VAT element is included in the sale prices we quote and in most cases the VAT can’t be reclaimed. Our VAT number is GB 119 2104 48.

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