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
Organisers have confirmed that eat:Nailsea food and drink festival will return in 2020! Hosted by eat:Festivals, organisers of multi-award winning food and drink festivals in Somerset, next year's event will take place on Saturday 10th [...]
Internationally acclaimed magicians and illusionists Ollie Collins and Alonso De Luca (aka the Showmen) are bringing their outrageous blend of magic & illusion to Nailsea this Christmas. Forget the cheesy magic of the bygone era, [...]
As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, it’s time to start preparing for winter, and more importantly, what you are going to do. We thought we would help you out! Here is [...]
Upcoming Events in Nailsea
Nailsea has got things going on for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests throughout the year.
20th November 2019 – Physical Activity Raising Awareness Workshop
23rd November 2019 – Nailsea Festival of Music
23rd November 2019 – Nailsea Concert Orchestra Present New World Symphony
29th November 2019 – Whiteoak Academies Christmas Fair
29th November 2019 – Nailsea Christmas Fair & Light Switch On
Shopping & Markets
Luxury furniture, gourmet goods, delicious foods, cool cafes…
Whatever your retail pleasure, you’ll find it in Nailsea Town centre.