Town is magnet for tourists and walkers
Where is it?
It is on the A46, five miles out of Stroud in the direction of Bath.
What is it like?
An attractive Cotswold town with a population of about 6,000. In days gone by it was a centre for the manufacture of woollen cloth.
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Today the former mills have been converted for other uses. It was one of the first Fairtrade towns in the country and attracts tourists and walkers.
Nailsworth C of E Primacy and Acorn School – independent for seven to 19-year-olds.
Nailsworth has up-market shops, a farmers' market and there is a garden centre.
Foodies are well catered for with a fine deli and wet fish shop, a bakers and craft shops.
St George's Church, Christ Church and Tabernacle Church, The Baptist Chapel at Shortwood.
Clubs and things to do
There are clubs for every kind of sport and interest, which range from archaeology and art to wine and young farmers.
You are spoilt for choice. Good, honest and robust pub grub is available from various hostelries and there are restaurants, some of them award-winning, serving British, Italian and Indian food.
There are half a dozen pubs, all with a loyal following in the town, complemented by many more in the surrounding area.
Real ales are a speciality, including the notable beers made by Nailsworth Brewery, which has premises in the Village Inn.
There are regular bus services to Stroud, Cheltenham and Gloucester. The nearest railway station is in Stroud.
Which council is it under?
Stroud District Council