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Welcome to Nailsea Life - the website designed by Nailsea people for Nailsea businesses and residents. Designed to provide both residents, businesses and visitors to the area with the most comprehensive information possible about the town, the surrounding area and what makes it such a vibrant centre.

Nailsea is located in North Somerset, just eight miles from the centre of Bristol, and boasts easy access to both the motorway and rail networks and Bristol International Airport.

As a result of its location, plus its proximity to Bristol, the town has become a desirable place to live with a growing population. Today the combined population of Nailsea and nearby Backwell is approximately 23,000.

Nailsea’s charm is that whilst it has all the modern facilities families need, it has managed to retain its village atmosphere with independent traders and retailers providing quality of choice in a lively shopping centre.

The area became known as a substantial producer of glassware in the 18th and 19th centuries and gave its name to a particular type of coloured glass, highly sought after by collectors around the world.

Today, the glassworks have long gone, but the area still has a thriving local economy providing employment opportunities. In addition to the traditional rural occupations of agriculture and cider making, an increasing number of manufacturing and distribution businesses have relocated to the Nailsea environs.

It is also an ideal base for touring and walking holidays, with several National Trust properties a short drive away, including Tyntesfield and Clevedon Court.