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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Laughs on stage in Nailsea

Lots of laughs are in store at Nailsea Little Theatre's first play for 2020. The company is presenting 'People', a mischievous comedy by national treasure Alan Bennett, one of the country's favourite contemporary playwrights. Director [...]

Upcoming Events in Nailsea

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

23rd – 25th January 2020 – Nailsea Musicals Present Cinderella
24th January 2020 – Music @ the Tithe Barn
26th January 2020 –
10k Run at Tyntesfield
31st January 2020 – Nailsea United Reformed Church Concert
6th February 2020 – Thirsty First Thursday

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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