The Towns and Villages of the Cotswolds section has been published on the website! I have been working on this section for the last several months (but kept getting interupted by other projects) and I am pleased to have it finished. For me, this means Cotswolder is finally a full website. I will write about more topics, and I want to reorganize how the material is presented, but the base of the website is now there (over 50 pages not including the blog or photo gallery).
So, this is the official “launch” of Cotswolder!! This is very exciting for me because I have been without a website to run since I sold SlowTrav.com last year.
The Towns and Villages section has a page for each market town describing the town, the historic sites in the town, food and drink options (not all places are listed, just the places that we have liked or that I know are good), shopping (mostly food shopping options – i.e. the nearest Waitrose 🙂 ), what there is to see nearby (villages, historic houses, gardens, prehistoric sites) and walks in the area (walks we have done from the Jarrold Pathfinder or Goldeneye guides). Throughout each page I link to other websites with more information.
My goal is to update the site on a regular basis, with information from our trips or that people send to me, so that it remains an up-to-date guide to the Cotswolds. I have dated each article so that you can see when it was written or updated.
Vacation Rentals in the Cotswolds
Since I travel by staying in vacation rentals (holiday cottages) and the Cotswolds is a great place to travel this way, much of the site assumes that is how people reading it travel. That is why I list the information for food shopping or assume that if you go to a market town you have a whole day to spend there and in the surrounding area.
The Accommodations – Vacation Rentals section gives you a list of my recommended agencies and resources for finding vacation rentals.
Still to Come on Cotswolder
Photos: A local photographer, who has been photographing the market towns for Cotswolder, has been held up because of the bad weather. Hopefully there will be some good sunny days now and she can finish the project. I have a lot of photos from recent trips that I will be uploading to the Cotswolder Photo Gallery over the next few weeks.
Printing Pages: I have set it up so that the pages print nicely – sidebars and images do not display, so you get a short text printout – but I am also going to look at making a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) of the main pages of the site, so someone can download it and bring it with them on a trip.
More Cotswolds Information: I have much more to say about the Cotswolds!! 🙂 And I will be adding new pages with more of my favorite things to do in this area.
Tell Me What You Think!
If you find errors, please let me know. If you have a favorite village or pub or anything that I have left out, I want to know. If I recommended something and they are no longer “good” or have gone out of business, tell me. If you found this site because your business is listed here, please drop me a line!
Thank you for dropping by!!