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NSC Indoor Bowls
InformationIndoor Bowling Hall
The indoor bowls hall has a playing surface of 36x23.4m divided into five rinks each 4.6m wide. Facilities include a master scoreboard, electronic digital lane scoreboards and an informal spectator/refreshment area. Portable tiered seating units can be installed to accommodate 100 spectators for special events. Bookings can be made up to seven days in advance by telephone or in person at the NSC main reception. All bookings start on half past the hour. Bowls shoes must be worn at all times on the green. No crepe soled or heeled shoes. The bowls together with shoes may be hired from the centre or players may use their own (NO crown woods). Jacks and mats are provided by the NSC. Personal belongings should be stored in lockers provided. A 50p coin will be required, though is returned after use.
Indoor Bowls Season Ticket
The Centre, in partnership with the IOM National Sports Centre Indoor Bowls Association, offers an annual season ticket. This entitles holders to free use of lanes for a subscription price per year (subject to availability, juniors at a reduced rate). For more information, please contact the NSC Reception.
LocationIn Pulrose, near Douglas on the east side of the island.
Travel to Douglas and then follow signs to Pulrose.
Douglas can be reached by most main bus routes. Buses passing through Pulrose are 1, 1C, 2, 4, 4B, 14.
By Electric Railway, take the trams heading to Douglas. Then walk along the promenade to town to Lords Street. Continue along Lords Street as it turns into Peel Road and then continue on it to Pulrose, about a mile.
(Note: It is a long walk, there are always buses and in the summer a regular service by the Horse Drawn Trams.)
By Steam Railway, take the train to Douglas and then walk along Peel Road to Pulrose, about a mile away.
National Sports Centre
Isle of Man
Tel: +44 (0) 1624 688588
Information provided by the NSC