to the Highworth Twinning Association web site
is a small rural town situated 6 miles northeast of Swindon in
Wiltshire. Its parish church dates from the 13th century
and has 8 bells. A market is held in the square every Saturday.
Highworth Twinning Association (HTA) was formed in 1990 when the town
twinned with Pontorson in Normandy. In June 2010 HTA celebrated 20
years of twinning with Pontorson and also signed a charter formalising
its twinning arrangement with Wassenberg, Pontorson's twin town in
is situated on the river Couesnon, which forms the Normandy - Brittany
border. The town is well placed for travellers crossing the channel
from Portsmouth. St Malo is only 50 km away, Cherbourg is 115km north
and Ouistreham/Caen is 120km to the northeast. Just 5 km north of
Pontorson is the Mont St Michel, the most visited tourist attraction in
France outside of Paris.
is a small town on the Dutch/German border a short distance from
Aachen. It is located in a rural area with large open fields where
asparagus, new potatoes and strawberries are cultivated. Large areas of
woodland add to the atrraction of the low undulating countryside.