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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Plan your journey to The Bowl by checking out bus and coach routes in and around Milton Keynes here.
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?
If you're thinking of camping after a gig at The National Bowl, check out our Milton Keynes camping guide.
Looking for budget accommodation after a gig? Youth hostels are great if you're looking for a cheap place to rest stay the night.
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.
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.