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.

Discover our town. Discover our community.


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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

eat:Nailsea – 5th October 2019

On Saturday 5th October Nailsea will be hosting the eat:Nailsea food and drink festival; flooding the high street and Somerset Square with over 70 different food and drink producers! Classic Farmer’s Market stalls will be [...]

Grant Applications Deadline

Local organisations are reminded that grant applications should be submitted to Nailsea Town Council by 30 September 2019. Application forms and details of the criteria for grant applications are available on Nailsea Town Council's website. [...]

Upcoming Events in Nailsea

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

17th September 2019 – The Nailsea Mingle
21st September 2019 –
Nailsea International Bike Show
24th September 2019 – RHCA Regional Seminar
1st October 2019 – Mass Outdoor Tai Chi Event
5th October 2019 – eat:Nailsea 2019

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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