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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.

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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 [...]

Family Days Out In and Around Nailsea

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Having previously been crowned North Somerset’s Top Visitor Attraction, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is a must for all families. What was just a small farm centre, it has now grown to [...]

Best Places to go Sledging in Nailsea

With snow falling in Nailsea over the past couple of days, and even more expected towards the end of the week, people of all ages are sure to be digging out their toboggans and finding [...]

Kayaking 4 Cancer Charity Event

Nailsea based kayak designer and manufacturer, Channel Kayaks, have partnered with Cancer Research UK to run a fundraising event, Kayaking 4 Cancer. Kayaking 4 Cancer (K4C) is an annual event that aims to raise funds [...]

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
15th April 2018 – Music and Memories
7th May 2018 – May Fair
18th May 2018 – Café Create
25th – 26th May – Musical Duo (Kate McNab and John Telfer)

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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