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List of twin towns and sister cities in the United Kingdom

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 EnglandEdit

Northern Ireland Northern IrelandEdit

Scotland ScotlandEdit

Wales WalesEdit


Cardiff has twinning arrangements with:[3]


  Breuillet, France
  Lesneven, Brittany, France
  Agen, France


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


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


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

Isle of AngleseyEdit

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


  Cormeilles, Eure, France
  Carbonne, France

Neath Port TalbotEdit

  Locminé, Britanny, France


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


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


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

Rhondda Cynon TafEdit

  Montelimar, France


  Ploërmel, France
  Hennebont, Brittany, France

Wrexham County BoroughEdit

See alsoEdit


  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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