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 Entrepreneur in Final Five of BBC’s The Apprentice Daniel Elahi, a Bristol-born entrepreneur who attended Nailsea School & Sixth Form, is one of the five remaining candidates in BBC’s hit reality business show, The [...]
There But Not There Project A temporary Tommy figure has been erected in Nailsea in centenary commemoration of Armistice Day and the end of WWI. The iconic and poignant image is part of the 2018 [...]
Upcoming Events in Nailsea
Nailsea has got things going on for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests throughout the year.
15th December 2018 – The Greatest Showman Sing-Along
16th December 2018 – The Tin Soldier
Shopping & Markets
Luxury furniture, gourmet goods, delicious foods, cool cafes…
Whatever your retail pleasure, you’ll find it in Nailsea Town centre.