Discover Nailsea

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

17th Nailsea Community Skate Festival

Following on from the very successful spring clean at the Nailsea skate park, where around 50 volunteers helped clear up the skatepark and surrounding area, organisers of the Nailsea Community Skate Park Festival are busy [...]

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.

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