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?
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.
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!
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!
For more fun family days out on Anglesey (or nearby) have a look at the following posts:
- A Family Visit to Anglesey Model Village
- Penmon Point and Penmon Priory – A Fabulous Family Day Out on Anglesey
- Castel Aberlleiniog
- Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens – A Magical Family Day Out on Anglesey
- Parys Mountain, near Amlwch, Anglesey
- Bodnant Garden – A Family Day Out in North Wales
- Top Things to Do in Conwy, North Wales (With Kids!)
- Greenwood Family Park – A Great Family Day Out in North Wales
- Anglesey Sea Zoo – An All-Weather Family Day Out on Anglesey
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 typicalmummy.co.uk – Please do not use without permission.
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