Going on a twinning visit

What is a twinning visit like? 

If you have never been on a twinning visit and were wondering what it might be like, here are a few pointers.

You will need to arrange and pay for your own travel to our twin town but usually we manage to book ourselves onto the same flights.

You will be hosted free of charge by residents of our twin town. Most guest rooms seem to have their own bathroom.

Normally one day is spent visiting a local attraction, as a group. This could be an historic monument, a museum or a local beauty spot.

The second day might be spent doing something with your host family. This allows a more varied programme, suited to individual interests.

There is often one gala dinner but other meals are taken with your host families.

You don’t have to speak French or German to go along but it is appreciated if you try a few words.