Nailsworth is a small to medium sized town in Gloucestershire in one of the Stroud Valleys. It is located near Minchinhampton but has more places to eat, stay and shop.
Nailsworth’s history stretches back to ancient times. There are still buildings of medieval origin in the town including Beverston Castle and Owlpen Manor. In more recent times Nailsworth specialized in milling and brewing. Nowadays Nailsworth is a center of commerce for local merchants dealing in a variety of wares. Every fourth Saturday of the month the town hosts a farmer’s market. Among the town’s numerous shops you will find two bakeries, a delicatessen, two butcher shops, several craft shops and bookstores and a gardening store. There are also a couple of art galleries in town.
Nearby you can enjoy visiting Ruskin Mill, an arts and crafts centre which teaches youths from around the country, Woodchester Mansion, an unfinished Gothic manor with impressive grounds, Owlpen Manor, a lovely Tudor estate with terraced gardens, Nailsworth Ladder, a very steep road leading to Minchinhampton Common, and the Minchinhampton Common itself, the second largest common in the Cotswolds. These are just some of the many attractions in and around this bustling, friendly town!