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Military Glamping on Anglesey with AWOL Glamping

Regular followers of Typical Mummy will know just how much we love Anglesey. Its beautiful landscapes, stunning beaches, coastal walks, historical sites and more make it our first-stop destination for a staycation in the U.K. There are plenty of hotels, campsites and B&Bs on the island but how about something a little bit different? On a recent trip to the Anglesey Transport Museum we were introduced to Monty and Lady Jess: 2 ex-military vehicles converted into living spaces for glamping – how much fun does that sound?

AWOL Military Glamping Anglesey
Image: Anglesey Transport Museum

About the Anglesey Transport Museum (Tacla Taid)

Tacla Taid is a transport and agricultural museum home to over 100 vehicles dating from the 1920s onwards. You can see cars, motorbikes, tractors, military vehicles, many items of memorabilia, and lots more. You may have seen the museum featured on Gryff Rhys Jones’ programme for ITV, “A Great Welsh Adventure” (where he described it as “a nostalgic wonderland!”) and Julia Bradbury drove one of their Land Rovers in ITV’s “Britain’s Best Walks”.

About AWOL Glamping, Anglesey

Monty and Lady Jess, both converted military vehicles, are situated on the small campsite next to the museum, with stunning views of Snowdonia. The area is ever so peaceful and situated about 2 miles from the beautiful, award-winning Newborough beach (Traeth Llanddwyn). You can pitch your own tent or campervan if you wish, but a stay in Monty or Lady Jess looks like much more fun!


Monty is a Land Rover FC two-birth camper with a gas stove and grill; hot water and heating; a foldable table; a fridge; and a fold out king-size bed.

Monty - 1 of 2 ex-military vehicles converted for glamping on Anglesey
Image: Anglesey Transport Museum
Lady Jess

Lady Jess is a converted 1944 Leyland Hippo wagon with oak worktops and natural wood throughout. During World War II and after, Leyland Hippos were heavy general service cargo trucks, used by the British Army and the RAF. Lady Jess is more suited to families, having two single beds and a queen-size double which all convert from daytime seating. Amenities include a sink, hot water, a gas cooker and a foldable table.

Bedding and towels are supplied with both vehicles, as is a welcome pack with tea, coffee, milk and treats. Also available is a BBQ and small fire basket for toasting marshmallows. There are showers and toilets on site, a cafe and a lovely little play area for the kids to enjoy. And you receive complimentary entry into the Anglesey Transport Museum as well!

AWOL Glamping Anglesey views
Image: Anglesey Transport Museum

If you’re looking for quirky, unique places to stay on Anglesey, for exploring everything that the beautiful island has to offer, then definitely check out AWOL Glamping – an ideal place for camping and glamping on Anglesey!

AWOL Glamping is located at: Tacla Taid Transport and Agriculture Museum, Tyddyn Pwrpas, Newborough, Anglesey, LL61 6TN. For more information visit their Facebook site or book directly here and here.

For fun family days out on Anglesey (or nearby) have a look at the following posts:

Disclosure: I did not receive anything in return for this post – I’m just sharing the Anglesey love! Many thanks to Sarah at Anglesey Transport Museum/Anglesey AWOL Glamping for permission to use some of their photos. All other photos are the property of – Please do not use without permission.

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