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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

‘Quartet’ Treat for Nailsea

Drama fans in Nailsea are in for a treat as the town's Little Theatre raises the curtain on its 56th season of plays. Ronald Harwood's 'Quartet' will take to the stage from Monday 15th to [...]

Nailsea Community Christmas Fair

When is the 2018 Nailsea Christmas Fair? The 2018 Nailsea Community Christmas Fair is set to take place on Friday 30th November in the town centre. The annual event is a popular occasion that provides [...]

Upcoming Events in Nailsea

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

15th – 20th October 2018 – ‘Quartet’ Drama Performance
25th October 2018 – Nailsea Schools Career Fair
3rd November 2018 – Fireworks on Bonfire Night
10th November 2018 – Nailsea Methodist Church Craft Fair
16th November 2018 – Café Create

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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