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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

Nailsea & Backwell Beer & Cider Festival 2018

Nailsea & Backwell Beer & Cider Festival is an annual event that most people from Nailsea and the surrounding area save the date for. It’s a great fundraiser for the event’s chosen charity, and reflects [...]

Charity Football Match Proves a Success

The charity football match in aid of Claire Tavener’s children on Saturday 5th May proved to be a huge success, raising a grand total of £1,600 on the day. Hundreds of people attended Grove Sports [...]

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5 Businesses You Didn’t Know Were in Nailsea

If someone said to you, how many businesses in Nailsea could you name off the top of your head, how many do you think you’d be able to list? Sure, you might know the majority [...]

Nailsea Christmas Fair Planning Meeting

Save the date! The 2018 Nailsea Christmas Fair has been confirmed to take place on Friday 30th November, and it’s certainly going to provide fun for all! With performances from some of the local community [...]

Upcoming Events in Nailsea

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

14th – 19th May 2018 – Strictly Murder (Thriller)
18th May 2018 – Café Create
19th May 2018 – Stockway North Nature Reserve Grand Open Day
25th – 26th May 2018 – Kate McNab and John Telfer (Musical Duo)
26th May 2018 – Frythival

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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