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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.

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Latest Nailsea News

Inventor from Nailsea secures £75k of investment on Dragons’ Den!

Local motorcycle tools inventor Chris Frappell successfully secured £75,000 of investment from retail guru Touker Suleyman on BBC’s Dragons’ Den on Sunday evening. There wasn't a spare seat in The Royal Oak, where Chris's friends [...]

Nailsea-based entrepreneur enters the Dragons’ Den!

Nailsea-based entrepreneur enters the Dragons’ Den! Chris Frappell, a young inventor from Nailsea and founder of Tru-Tension, a manufacturer of motorcycle products, will star on BBC’s Dragons’ Den this weekend. Chris, 26, said “It was [...]

Surfing England Longboarding Team – A Fantastic Result in China

Last month, managed by local Nailsea man, Phil Williams, the Surfing England Longboarding Team competed at the World Longboarding Surf Championships in South China. It was a very successful campaign, with the team finishing [...]

Photo of Nailsea United FC from 1919 uncovered

Take a look at this incredible photo of the 1919 Nailsea United Football Team, sent in to us from a local resident. Back Row - R.S. Lock (Hon. Sec.), F. Williams (Director), L. Canard, E.A. [...]

Upcoming Events in Nailsea

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

9th – 16th February 2018 – Nailsea Art Exhibition
2nd – 3rd March 2018 – Music by Kate McNab and John Telfer 
8th March 2018 – Travelling Trends Fashion Show
9th June 2018 – Community Skatepark Festival
9th – 10th June 2018 – The Dig for Victory Show
7th July 2018 – Nailsea Carnival

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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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