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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

New Thriller on Stage in Nailsea

A thriller with a gripping plot takes to the stage at Nailsea Little Theatre in May. ‘Strictly Murder’ by Brian Clemens is full of twists and turns in an incident-packed show. It’s set in [...]

Preparations Under Way for 16th Annual Nailsea Community Skate Park Festival

Organisers of the Nailsea Community Skate Park Festival have confirmed this year’s date, which celebrates the 16th occasion of the festival, as Saturday 9thJune 2018, 1pm – 5pm. Great progress has already been made [...]

You’re invited to the Nailsea Chamber AGM – 17th April 2018

You’re invited to attend the AGM of the Nailsea Chamber, to be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 17th April at the old Youth House, 65 High Street, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 1AW. To encourage you [...]

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Places to Visit Near Nailsea – Cadbury Camp

Visiting Cadbury Camp from Nailsea Cadbury Camp is a 7-acre Iron Age hill fort in Tickenham’s idyllic countryside. It provides spectacular views across Somerset and towards the Bristol Channel, and is home to a wide [...]

Upcoming Events in Nailsea

Nailsea has got things going on for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests throughout the year.

11th April – 3rd June 2018 – Exhibition #65
12th April – 31st May 2018 – Create Together
14th April 2018 – Hayden Nelson Mass
15th April 2018 – Music and Memories
17th April 2018 – Nailsea Chamber AGM

Shopping & Markets

Luxury furniture, gourmet goods, delicious foods, cool cafes…

Whatever your retail pleasure, you’ll find it in Nailsea Town centre.

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