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
Open Meeting It has now been just under three years since the new Nailsea Skatepark has been open, which has been used extensively by not only members of the local community but also by those [...]
TV sitcom fans in Nailsea have a unique opportunity to take to the stage as their favourite characters. The town's Little Theatre is already planning its show in October this year, based on three classic [...]
Upcoming Events in Nailsea
Nailsea has got things going on for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests throughout the year.
30th March 2019 – Nailsea Concert Orchestra Present ‘Appalachian Spring’ by Aaron Copland
3rd April 2019 – Annual Town Meeting
5th – 7th April 2019 – Westend Weekend
6th May 2019 – North Somerset’s Strongest Man
8th June 2019 – Nailsea Skatepark Festival
Shopping & Markets
Luxury furniture, gourmet goods, delicious foods, cool cafes…
Whatever your retail pleasure, you’ll find it in Nailsea Town centre.