The Trafford Metropolitan
Borough area lies to the south west of Manchester.
The eastern part of the borough
is dominated by the industrial estate of Trafford Park but
to the south and south-west lies the open rural countryside
of Cheshire. Like Tameside, the borough of Trafford
was organised around a number of local towns and villages
and not based on one major town or city.
Trafford's main towns are Altrincham, Sale, Stretford and Urmston