North West England

North West England is one England’s nine official regions. It is made up of Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. This corner of the UK is its third most-populated region, with Manchester and Liverpool its two principal cities. 550,000 people live in Manchester and 500,000 in Liverpool, according to estimates for 2019. Boasting stunning scenery in the Lake District and Peak District, the region also offers lively urban areas with a rich industrial, sporting and cultural heritage and a strong economic outlook.

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Salford in North West England

Where is North West England?

North West England describes the region to the south of the Scottish border and west of Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East of England. It is bordered to the south by the East and West Midlands regions.

North West England regions

North West England is made up of five main regions. We take a look at each of these below.

Lancashire

The county of Lancashire sits below Cumbria, bordered to the east by North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, and to the south by Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Although the county town is Lancaster, the city of Preston is the administrative centre of the county.

Historically, Lancashire included Manchester and Liverpool, making it a manufacturing powerhouse during the Industrial Revolution. However, its boundaries were significantly changed in 1974, losing what became Greater Manchester and Merseyside, as well as its northern section to what became Cumbria.

The Lake District in Cumbria, North West England

Cumbria

Renowned for its rugged scenery, Cumbria is England’s third-largest county, but also one of the most sparsely-populated. The Lake District National Park falls within its boundaries, as well as parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, making it a popular destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts and sightseers.

The county town of Cumbria is Carlisle. The county’s northern edge forms the Scottish border, with Northumberland, County Durham, North Yorkshire and Lancashire bordering to the south and east. Its westerly coastline faces the Irish Sea.

Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester was formed as a county in 1974, incorporating parts of the historic Cheshire, Lancashire and West Riding of Yorkshire counties. It includes the metropolitan boroughs of Wigan, Tameside, Trafford, Rochdale, Stockport, Oldham, Bolton and Bury, as well as Manchester and Salford.

Successfully building on its industrial past, Greater Manchester as a region has forged a new identity around thriving media and digital sectors, as well as world-famous sports teams/facilities and its music scene.

Liverpool in North West England

Merseyside

Also created in 1974, the county of Merseyside constitutes the five metropolitan boroughs of Sefton, Wirral, Knowsley, St Helens and the city of Liverpool. The county is largely urban in terms of land usage, with some semi-rural and rural areas.

Merseyside gets its name from the Mersey Estuary, which splits the region in two. The city of Liverpool sits on the northen bank of the river, with regular ferry services connecting to Birkenhead and the Wirral on the southern side.

Cheshire

The county of Cheshire is a mostly rural region, along with major urban areas such as its principal city Cheshire and other centres such as Crewe, Macclesfield and Runcorn. Its economy is diverse, and includes the agricultural, financial, tourism and automotive sectors.

The county’s best-known exports include Cheshire Cheese, silk and salt – which has been mined in the area since Roman times. This has led to a thriving chemical industry in the region, which now includes the Essar Refinery at Ellesmere Port.

Population of North West England

The population of North West England was estimated at 7.3 million in 2019, according to figures from datacommons.org. Ethnicity of residents predominantly identify as ‘White’, with almost 5% ‘South Asian’ and just over 1% ‘Black’. However, Manchester and Liverpool are two of the most diverse cities in Europe.

North West England Cities

The largest cities in North West England are Manchester and Liverpool. Other cities in the region include Carlisle, Chester, Lancaster, Preston and Salford.

Reviews in North West England

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Lovely Place to live

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Review Date Jun 2024

The location is perfect, you couldn’t be in a better place. A 5 minute walking distance to the city centre where you have access to great restaurants, entertainment, and bars suitable for everyone. There are local shops across the road with reasonable prices and a great selection. Having a car park under the building was so convenient but if you choose not to use it then there are numerous car parks around. There are great transport links, including a train station on the same street and a free bus around Manchester city centre. The area is quiet and I felt very safe no matter the time of day.

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I was a resident at Chapel Wharf for 3 years, and it was a lovely place to live. The location, the facilities and the staff are amazing. It is expensive, but the benefits of living here made it worth it. The apartments are quiet and spacious, with a modern design. The amenities such as a gym and the social/communal areas are a huge plus. I love the large balcony that allowed me to have my own space outside .

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Would have liked a little stronger water pressure in the kitchen and a few more lifts.
Take advantage of the free breakfast and the social events if you can.

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The building management are easy to contact and quick to respond. Issues are dealt with professionally and are resolved quickly. Plus they are extremely nice people.

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Dream place to live

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Review Date Jun 2024

Great area, shops, met and bar near by. Deansgate only 15 mins away. The building has a great community spirit so it really feels like home

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The design of the building is very modern but still cosy. Great facilities, in terms of coffee machine, working from home space and the gym. The front garden is a sun trap, so you can sit and soak up the sun with a glass of wine. They also have some great events going on, games night, beer pong all completely free to attend

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I wish I knew about trilogy and the community they have here, I would of moved in a lot sooner. Funmi looks after us all so well.

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I had an issue arise with my cooker, out of maintenance hours (the weekend). The team made an apartment available so I could still cook where needed.

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Very lovely building, feels clean and the interior is clean and homely

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Review Date Jun 2024

Very close to the city centre but just away enough for some quiet. Perfect location and a few supermarkets in walking distance.

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Very lovely building, feels clean and the interior is clean and homely. Pet friendly with outdoor area. Gym has plenty of equipment and the building has a coffee machine and vending machine available. All these facilities are available 24/7 which I find very useful.

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Nice to know that the trilogy does little events and that the staff and concierges are extremely friendly and helpful.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Always super quick and easy to do. Usually I find things like this overwhelming to try and fix but through the trilogy app it’s never been quicker or easier.

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Homely

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Review Date Jun 2024

The local area is good as close to public transport links, however not many restaurants / cafes in the local area

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The design of the building is great with great collaborative workspace facilities, and property management are very friendly and helpful! The building staff are also lovely and helpful with any queries, and also put on great events for the building!!

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I wish there had been a few more amenities in the local area but only a short trip into town so not too bad

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Contacted me via text and email, always quick and efficient

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