Nailsea

With a population of nearly 16,000, Nailsea is surrounded by beautiful countryside yet is located within 10 miles of Bristol city centre.

Nailsea glassblower statue

As a business location Nailsea is conveniently placed for access to Bristol Airport. From Nailsea and Backwell railway station Bristol is only a ten minute train journey, and London is approximately two hours. There is also a cycle path to Bristol - Festival Way runs via Flax Bourton and includes a new traffic-free section between Ashton Court and Long Ashton. Visit our news item (7 May 2013) for more information.

Nailsea was one of the first towns in the south west to receive a new ultra fast broadband service. Virgin Media's 100Mb service went on sale in March 2011, making the town one of the fastest internet locations in the UK, at that time.

Nailsea became famous for producing glassware during the 18th and 19th centuries, and today a bronze statue of a glassblower is situated next to the former glassworks. More recently, Nailsea has benefited from its broad industrial base with a number of manufacturing and distribution businesses relocating to the town, including such companies as GE Oil and Gas (formerly Vetco Gray) and Brabantia.

The award winning Tithe Barn is thought to originate from 1480. With a total investment of £1.2 million, it has been lovingly restored as a beautiful community venue with facilities for corporate functions.

Leisure facilities and attractions within close proximity

  • Tyntesfield in nearby Wraxall is a Victorian country house includes gardens, an arboretum and parkland. Tyntesfield has benefited from recent restoration that continues today, offering visitors an insight into the work needed to conserve this estate.
  • Ashton Court is located a short distance from Nailsea. This estate has over 800 acres of woodland and grassland, and a Grade 1 listed mansion. Ashton Court is a venue for a number of large events including the International Balloon Fiesta.
  • Scotch Horn Leisure Centre has a gym, crèche, café, sports hall, outdoor football pitches, and a range of group fitness classes.
  • Trendlewood Community Park was awarded the prestigious Green Flag again in 2014.

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