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Nailsea in Somerset

Nailsea is a town in North somerset.  A stone’s throw away from the sea and the bustling city of Bristol, Nailsea is a thriving town surrounded by lush countryside, filled with community spirit and rich heritage.
When you visit our town you’ll find lots to do. Nailsea is in the heart of some of North Somerset’s loveliest countryside, so there’s plenty of beautiful walks and rural views to enjoy. For those that like to shop, our High Street and shopping centre has a wide range of independent retailers and recognisable stores to visit – and plenty of lovely coffee shops, cafes and traditional pubs to stop at and refuel.
Known as an historical town, Nailsea was once home to the world famous Nailsea Glassworks from 1788, fuelled by the local coal mines. It was regarded as one of the most significant glassworks in the UK in its day and you’ll find references throughout the town that date back to ‘Glassblowing’ days. One of the town’s oldest buildings is the beautifully restored 14th century Tithe Barn. Part museum part venue, it stages concerts and theatre performances as well as being a stunning wedding venue. You can visit any time in the week for an architectural tour.
Whether you want to experience the city-like feel of the town centre or enjoy the beautiful countryside and unspoilt woodland, Nailsea has plenty to offer for all ages. Packed with shops, thriving businesses, green open spaces and great transportation links, Nailsea is worth a visit.
And if you fancy a bit more hustle and bustle, it’s just a short journey to nearby Bristol. Neighbouring towns include Clevedon with its historic pier and marine lake, and Portishead with its thriving harbour.

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