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.

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Father Christmas’ Tour of Nailsea!

Father Christmas will be joining Nailsea Lions club on their tour of the local area throughout December. In the lead up to Christmas, the Lions club's annual Santa float appeal will be riding through the [...]

Upcoming Events in Nailsea

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

10th December 2019 – Collins & De Luca’s Christmas Spectacular Magic & Illusion Show
13th December 2019 – A Christmas Carol Concert
14th December 2019 – Nailsea Choral Society Christmas Carols Readings
15th December 2019 – Christmas Treat for the Kids
14th December 2019 – The Story of a Nutcracker

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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