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The National Bowl, Milton Keynes

MK Bowl

The National Bowl is a major entertainment venue in Milton Keynes. It's a massive outdoor arena that can hold 65,000 people and has played host to some very famous names and faces. Before it became one of the largest UK outdoor music venues, the site was a clay pit used for brick making. Back in 1973 a huge horseshoe shaped mound of soil left over from building roads in the new town began to resemble the amphitheatre we see today, based on the Hollywood Bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We've gathered lots of helping information for people coming to concerts at The National Bowl, including details of dos and don'ts, travel and accommodation arrangements.

Milton Keynes Visitor Map

Visitor Map

Download and print a copy of the latest MKWeb visitor map to help you find your way in and around Milton Keynes while visiting The National Bowl.

Getting to The National Bowl

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Traffic and travel news

Whether you're heading to The National Bowl by road or rail, keep up to date with the traffic with our up to the minute traffic and travel feed.

Parking near The Bowl

Car parks in Milton Keynes

Do you know where to park when you're coming to The Bowl? There's plenty of parking all around Milton Keynes. Find the right car park for you here.

Arriving by Bus

Platinum 300 bus

Plan your journey to The Bowl by checking out bus and coach routes in and around Milton Keynes here.

The Bowl by Train

Train Milton Keynes

You can get to The Bowl by train. Milton Keynes is served by three train stations; Milton Keynes Central, Bletchley and Wolverton.

Staying in Milton Keynes after a gig?


Milton Keynes Camping

If you're thinking of camping after a gig at The National Bowl, check out our Milton Keynes camping guide.

Youth Hostels

Hostel Milton Keynes

Looking for budget accommodation after a gig? Youth hostels are great if you're looking for a cheap place to rest stay the night.

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfasts MK

B&B's are a great alternative to hotels. If you're looking for a more homely place to stay than a hotel, find a B&B here.


Hotels MK

If you're looking for a hotel in Milton Keynes, you're in luck. Have a well earned rest in luxury after a hard day partying at The Bowl.

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