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

Nailsea Lions Club Open Lions Green

Nailsea Lions Club conducted a brief opening ceremony for Lions Green, the piece of land outside of the Sapphire Lodge residential home next to the Town Centre car park, on Wednesday 13th February. Together, the [...]

Ruth Ellis Story on Stage in Nailsea

One of the 20th century's most controversial murder cases takes to the stage in Nailsea in February. The town's theatre lovers have a chance to see a dramatic re-telling of the Ruth Ellis story when [...]

Upcoming Events in Nailsea

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

18th – 21st February 2019 – Priority Football Half-Term Football Camps
15th March 2019 – Café Create
30th March 2019 -Nailsea Concert Orchestra Present ‘Appalachian Spring’ by Aaron Copland
5th – 7th April 2019 – Westend Weekend
6th May 2019 – North Somerset’s Strongest Man

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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