Wilmslow: Small town, big scene. Wilmslow is a beautiful and affluent town in Cheshire, just 11 miles south of Manchester and surrounded by countryside. It is known for its celebrity residents, beautiful houses and a wonderful array of high-end restaurants and bars. The town is also a paradise for shopping fans, with luxury interior designers, couture boutiques, chic charity shops and even its own department store. Foodies will love the homey cafes, delicatessen, specialist wine retailers, artisan patisseries and award-winning restaurants in Wilmslow. After a leisurely meal at one of the eateries in town, you can wander along the picturesque River Bollin towards Styal Quarry.