Based on the outskirts of Bristol, Nailsea is a thriving town, filled with community spirit and astonishing heritage.
Whether you want to experience the city-like feel of the town centre, or enjoy the beautiful countryside, Nailsea has plenty to offer for all ages. Packed with shops, thriving businesses and great transportation links, Nailsea has it all.
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Nailsea, known around the world
The town of Nailsea is known all around the world, thanks to the enduring legacy of the town’s glassworks.
Established in 1788 by John Robert Lucas on the site of the Hunting Lodge of the Earls of Berkeley, it became one of the most important English glass factories. At its peak, it was the fourth largest glass factory in the UK.
Latest Nailsea News and Articles
As a result of a public vote, Nailsea Town Council are delighted to announce that their 65 High Street project has been shortlisted as one of three finalists for the Digital Council of the Year! [...]
CLIC Sargent is a charity that supports children and young people with cancer. Their Nailsea team is taking part in the Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs (5K, The Stroll) on Sunday 9 June 2019. The [...]
Upcoming Events in Nailsea
Nailsea has got things going on for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests throughout the year.
25th May 2019 – Frythtival
25th May 2019 – A History of English Choral Music
8th June 2019 – Nailsea Skatepark Festival
6th July 2019 – Nailsea Carnival
12th – 14th July 2019 – Nailsea & Backwell Beer & Cider Festival
Shopping & Markets
Luxury furniture, gourmet goods, delicious foods, cool cafes…
Whatever your retail pleasure, you’ll find it in Nailsea Town centre.