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 and homely

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Review Date Nov 2021

We love it, its really homely and the staff really make you feel welcome and at ease especially after travelling

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The house is in a good location, next to shopping centre and cafes.
The staff and management have been really friendly, they made us feel at ease and welcome from the first minute which is perfect.
Eeverything was explained to us including utilities, electrical stuff too.
Such helpful and welcoming people

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Nothing, everything was explained to us from start to finish by the lettings girls

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no problems so far, we are very happy here at Chapel Wharf

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Great new home!

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It’s a good location for me I work at a local hospital so for my commute its simple. Close to shops and restaurants to which is always a bonus!

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It’s a good location for me I work at a local hospital so for my commute its simple. Close to shops and restaurants to which is always a bonus!
The design is simple, which has meant I can nip to Ikea and grab some additions over the weekend.
The staff also helped me on the move in day with the van and all my items and then spent sometime explaining everything to me too.

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Perhaps maybe just how small the fridge/freezer is?

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My fridge/freezer is too small, I spoke to the concierge and they arranged for an additional one to be briught up right away for free! Brilliant service!

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Great views and location

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Local bar in walking distance and there is a park for kids. Brilliant access to walking spots and views.

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Brilliant design. Everyone has their own private gardens without being too cramped in and plenty of parking without there being too many cars parking / blocking the road. Designed so my spot is on a hill and can see some great views too. Nice big kitchen and plenty of light in the house.

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Pay more and get them to paint your rooms because all white is boring

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I didn’t have any issues so I am unable to answer but they did review the snag list

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It’s an incredible building in an incredible location

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It’s an incredible building in an incredible location, and it was everything I hoped for – with anything you could need on your doorstep. The main/only downside would be the cost of parking across the road, but this is a problem external to The Greem Rooms, not a problem with the place itself.

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I haven’t had to raise anything yet but based on the experience I’ve had so far, but I’m confident it would be dealt with perfectly.

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