List of twin towns and sister cities in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of places in the United Kingdom having standing links to local communities in other countries. In most cases, the association, especially when formalised by local government, is known as "town twinning" (though other terms, such as "partner towns" or "sister cities" are sometimes used instead), and while most of the places included are towns, the list also comprises villages, cities, districts, counties, etc. with similar links.

The list is arranged by constituent country; and then by the ceremonial counties of England, the counties of Northern Ireland, the council areas of Scotland, and the principal areas of Wales. For other countries' lists see lists of twin towns and sister cities.[1]

England England[edit]

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland[edit]

County Antrim Antrim[edit]

County Armagh Armagh[edit]

County Fermanagh Fermanagh[edit]

County Londonderry Londonderry[edit]

France La Roche-sur-Yon, Pays de la Loire, France[1][2]
Malawi Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi[2]

County Tyrone Tyrone[edit]

France Plérin-sur-Mer, Brittany, France[1][2]

Scotland Scotland[edit]

Wales Wales[edit]


Cardiff has twinning arrangements with:[3]


France Breuillet, France
France Lesneven, Brittany, France
France Agen, France


Argentina Trevelin, Argentina[5][6]
Argentina Esquel, Argentina[5][7]
France Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, France
Republic of Ireland Arklow, Ireland [7]
France Brioude, France


France Roissy-en-Brie, Île-de-France, France[2]
France Wormhout, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France[2]
Slovenia Triglav National Park, Slovenia[2]
France Guidel, Brittany, France[2]


Canada Bala, Ontario, Canada[2]
Germany Soest, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany[2]
France Guérande, Brittany, France[2]
France Landerneau, Brittany, France[2]
France Riec-sur-Belon, Brittany, France[2]
Italy Morbegno, Lombardia, Italy[2]
Argentina Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina[5][8][9][10]
Slovenia Triglav National Park, Slovenia[2]

Isle of Anglesey[edit]

France Mortagne-sur-Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France[2]
France Mortagne-sur-Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France[2]


France Cormeilles, Eure, France
France Carbonne, France

Neath Port Talbot[edit]

France Locminé, Britanny, France


Germany Heidenheim an der Brenz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (1980)
China Guangxi, China (1996)
Georgia (country) Kutaisi, Imereti, Georgia (1989)


France Loctudy, Brittany, France
France Plouguin, Finistère, Brittany, France
France Sanguinet, France[12]
Lesotho Matsieng, Lesotho[13]


France Gouesnou, Brittany, France
France Scaër, Brittany, France
France Contrexéville, France
France Omerville, France
France Derval, Brittany, France

Rhondda Cynon Taf[edit]

France Montelimar, France


France Ploërmel, France
France Hennebont, Brittany, France

Wrexham County Borough[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Local Government Association : LGA Database of Twinning Towns Archived 22 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Home page of Cardiff Council – Cardiff's twin cities". Cardiff Council. 15 June 2010. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  4. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
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  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  11. ^ "Twinning | Newport City Council". Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Jumelage Sanguinet-Neyland". Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  13. ^ "St Davids City Council – Twin towns". Retrieved 20 September 2014.

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