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

Sitcoms for Nailsea

The golden age of TV comedy is taking to the stage in Nailsea. The town's Little Theatre is rolling back the years in its latest show, 'Three Cheers for Sitcom', with three short plays based [...]

Nailsea Community Christmas Fair

When is the 2019 Nailsea Christmas Fair? The 2019 Nailsea Community Christmas Fair is set to take place on Friday 29th November in the town centre. The annual event is a popular occasion that provides [...]

Upcoming Events in Nailsea

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

28th October – 1st November 2019 – Priority Football Holiday Camps
2nd November 2019 – Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club Fireworks Night
16th November 2019 – Nailsea Choral Society Autumn Concert
23rd November 2019 – Nailsea Festival of Music
23rd November 2019 – Nailsea Concert Orchestra Present New World Symphony

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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