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
It is a sad day for many in Nailsea and Backwell with the official announcement that the Beer and Cider Festival will not go ahead this year. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic that is [...]
Following government guidance, schools in Nailsea may begin to open up to certain year groups from June 1st. Find out everything you need to know about the conditional reopening of schools with this guide. Read the official government guidance [...]
Local volunteer organisation, ‘Nailsea Covid-19 Help Group’ has responded to more than 4300 requests for support since the Covid-19 lockdown was announced in March. Set up following the rise of the pandemic and the announcement [...]
Upcoming Events in Nailsea
Nailsea has got things going on for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests throughout the year.
Please check each events’ social media platforms and websites, or contact the event’s organisers, for the latest information on cancellations or postponements due to COVID-19.
Shopping & Markets
Luxury furniture, gourmet goods, delicious foods, cool cafes…
Whatever your retail pleasure, you’ll find it in Nailsea Town centre.