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
Nailsea Town Council is seeking a dedicated individual to work as part of a small team to take care of the Tithe Barn in Nailsea. Mondays, Tuesdays and Alternate Weekends. Responsibilities include daily unlocking and [...]
‘17th Nailsea Community Skatepark Festival, top action in bright sunshine, another great community event’ Organisers of the 17th Nailsea community skate Park Festival were thrilled with not only the weather but the turnout and the [...]
Upcoming Events in Nailsea
Nailsea has got things going on for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests throughout the year.
12th – 14th July 2019 – Nailsea & Backwell Beer & Cider Festival
13th July 2019 – Nailsea Concert Orchestra Presents Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
21st September 2019 – Nailsea International Bike Show
5th October 2019 – eat:Nailsea
Shopping & Markets
Luxury furniture, gourmet goods, delicious foods, cool cafes…
Whatever your retail pleasure, you’ll find it in Nailsea Town centre.