This paper constrasts the experience of rootedness and attachment to place across two cultures. It examines the type and qualities of current connections to places for young adults living in La Coruna, Spain and Middlesbrough in the North East of England. In particular it compares the experience of attachment to place and rootedness across levels of place Central hypotheses are that there there will be a difference in focus of the level of rootedness, with regional being more salient to the Galician students than those in England. Furthermore, it is expected there will be more a greater emphasis on the city, regional and national levels of rootedness than on the local.