Villanueva de la Cañada
Royston's most recent twinning link is Villanueva de la Cañada, approximately 20 miles to the west of Madrid. Although close to the capital, Villanueva de la Cañada is surrounded by open countryside, with views of the hills towards El Escorial. The town has 17,000 inhabitants, with a large proportion of young families as well as many students at two private universities. It has been completely rebuilt since the Spanish Civil War, and has grown rapidly in the last 20 years. There are excellent sports and leisure facilities and a music and dance school.
The twinning link was set up in 2011 and a number of twinning visits have taken place since. To find out more, please visit: