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.

Latest Nailsea News and Articles

GWR Spring Upgrades in Bristol

GWR will be carrying out the following upgrades in the Bristol area this spring: Track renewals affect trains between London Paddington and Bristol or South Wales on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March Track [...]

Upcoming Events in Nailsea

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

21st February – Half Term Films for Kids at Nailsea Tithe Barn
23rd February 2020 – 10k Run at Tyntesfield
25th February 2020 – Woodspring U3A Monthly Talks
5th March 2020 – Thirsty First Thursday
14th March 2020 – Nailsea Concert Orchestra Present Beethoven

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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