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

Ruth Ellis Story on Stage in Nailsea

One of the 20th century's most controversial murder cases takes to the stage in Nailsea in February. The town's theatre lovers have a chance to see a dramatic re-telling of the Ruth Ellis story when [...]

Find out more about Nailsea Place and 65 High Street

  The video below, commissioned by Nailsea Town Council, promotes 65 High Street and the wider Nailsea Place project. Watch it here: Read more: No. 65 High Street opens as Nailsea’s Digital Community Hub >

Upcoming Events in Nailsea

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

18th January 2019 – Café Create
4th – 9th February 2019 –
The Thrill of Love
30th March 2019 –
Nailsea Concert Orchestra Present ‘Appalachian Spring’ by Aaron Copland
6th April 2019 –
Café Create Presents Vervain
12th July – 14th July 2019 –
Nailsea & Backwell Beer & Cider Festival

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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