Dorset Twinning Association


Dorset & Twinning - Some facts and figures;

The County of Dorset is twinned with La Manche, a department of  NW France in the Basse-Normandie region

A total of nineteen towns or villages (including one island) in the County of Dorset have twinning partners in La Manche

Eight Dorset towns are twinned with towns elsewhere in France.

Elsewhere in Europe, over thirty towns have twinning partners in Dorset.

In La Manche, there are at least sixteen towns which are twinned with towns in England outside of Dorset. More may have been added since this list was complied

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Twinnings between Dorset and La Manche

(with links where known)










Le Mesnil Vigot



Région de Daye




Non-Member associations

Twinnings between towns in La Manche and rest of UK

(Please use Google to search for information on these twinned towns)

Crediton (Devon)

Lydney  (Gloucestershire)

Arlesford  (Hampshire)

Selby  (Yorkshire)

Whitehill  (Hampshire)

Ilkley  (Yorkshire)

Lydiards  (Wiltshire)

Launton  (Oxfordshire)

Lacey Green  (Buckinghamshire)

Churchstanton (Somerset)

Nursling/Rownhams (Hampshire)

Highworth (Wiltshire)

Sedgemoor Villages (Somerset)

Hambledon (Hampshire)

Odiham (Hampshire)

Shipston-on-Stour (Warwickshire)

Twinnings between Dorset and other countries

(with links where known)

In addition the Sherborne Douzelage has established links with many towns across the member states of the EU. An updated list of these towns is contained on their webpage.

Dorset -La Manche Twinning Charter signed in St Lo 28 April 1984

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Twinnings between Dorset and rest of France

(with links to contact details where known)

Member Twinning Associations etc.

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Members annual reports are posted to the DTA Group. You need a FB account to see these.