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Serving drinks since at least 1804, the Unicorn pub has a rich history and lots of historical charm. Pints and pub meals are enjoyed in the bright open-plan bar or outside in a large, leafy beer garden that is awash with blossom in the springtime. The brick-built building and its classic Georgian-style windows overlook the hills of the Cheshire countryside, making for an idyllic pub setting at the heart of the so-called Golden Triangle, an area encompassing several affluent Cheshire towns. The Unicorn is two miles from the centre of Wilmslow, an upmarket town known for its wealthy and celebrity residents. Famous actors, comedians and sports people are all drawn to the area for its chic shops and cafés, rural surroundings and easy access to major cities like Manchester, which is just 10 miles north. The affluent lifestyle of Wilmslow’s residents is best reflected in the high street’s fine-dining restaurants and designer fashion boutiques, and in the local Aston Martin dealership, which is said to sell more of the luxury sports cars than anywhere else in the country. Originally part of an ancient parish, Wilmslow was made a civil parish in its own right in the 1830s. But the town’s history goes back even further still. One of Britain’s most important Iron Age archaeological discoveries was found in Wilmslow in the 1980s, when a preserved 2,000-year-old body was unearthed from local peat bogs. Archaeologists believe Lindow Man, or Pete Marsh as he was nicknamed, was dumped in Lindow Moss sometime between 2 BC and 119 AD, and the discovery thrust Wilmslow into the media spotlight.