Kenilworth’s first twin town, in 1982, was Bourg-la-Reine, which is part of the Paris conurbation, 8 Km from the centre, which can be reached in 20 minutes by RER train. Visits to Bourg-la-Reine almost always include a visit to Paris, as well as visits to one or other of the many attractions in the area such as Versailles and Fontainebleau. Charles de Gaulle airport is also on the same RER line B and can be reached in about 40 minutes.
Our French hosts have become good friends to many of our members and visits to and from there are made on an informal basis as well as the more formal planned ones.
22 of our members visited Bourg-la-Reine in June 2018, and our friends visited Kenilworth again in May 2019.
For more information on Bourg-la-Reine
(in French) see
Eppstein, twinned with Kenilworth since 1994, nestles in the foothills of the Taunus Mountains and, like Kenilworth, has a ruined castle, formerly the home of the Knights of Eppstein, that is used for outdoor events. The commune of Eppstein is hilly and consists of five separate small townships made up of narrow streets and half-timbered houses.
Eppstein is about 30 miles from Frankfurt and is within easy travelling distance from the airport. It is a similar distance from the old spa town of Wiesbaden and the River Rhine with its vineyards and old fortresses.
We celebrated the 20th anniversary of our twinning with Eppstein in May 2015, when a large delegation visited Kenilworth. Visits are almost always made by air as coach journeys can be rather long. We last visited Eppstein in August 2018 to celebrate with them 700 years of the founding of the town. Our friends from Eppstein visited Kenilworth again in September 2019. to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our twinning arrangement.
For more information on Eppstein
(in German) see
Although not formally twinned with Kenilworth, Representatives from the two towns signed Protocols of Friendship when 16 KTA members visited Roccalumera in October 2009. Roccalumera is a small friendly town with a population of around 4000 (but which swells to 20000 during the summer months) on the north-east coast of Sicily, between Messina and Taormina. . Several visits have taken place in both directions since then and our friends from Roccalumera last came to Kenilworth in July 2018. We returned to Roccalumera in October 2019 to celebrate with them 10 years since the signing of our Friendship Arrangement and we expect that a delegation from Roccalumera will visit Kenilworth again in July 2020.
For more information (in Italian) on Roccalumera see