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Learning to Drive in Aberdeen

Driving in Aberdeen offers a unique blend of urban and rural experiences, with a rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes to explore. Whether you’re navigating the city’s streets or venturing into the surrounding countryside, here’s what you need to know about driving in Aberdeen:

City Centre Navigation

Aberdeen’s city centre features a mix of historic architecture, modern developments, and busy thoroughfares. Be prepared for congestion, particularly during peak traffic hours. Utilize GPS navigation or maps to navigate the city’s streets, and pay attention to signage for parking facilities.

Road Layout and Junctions

Aberdeen has a well-developed road network, including major routes like the A90 and A96. Familiarize yourself with key roads and junctions, and be prepared for varying road conditions. Pay attention to road signs and markings to ensure safe navigation, especially at roundabouts and complex intersections.

Parking Facilities

Parking in Aberdeen city centre can be limited, but there are several multi-storey car parks, on-street parking spaces, and designated parking zones available. Be aware of parking restrictions and time limits to avoid fines. Consider using park-and-ride facilities if travelling from outside the city centre.

Public Transport and Bus Lanes

Aberdeen has an extensive public transport network, including buses and trains. Be mindful of designated bus lanes and give way to buses when merging or changing lanes. Keep an eye out for tram tracks, especially around Union Street and the city centre.

Coastal Drives and Countryside Exploration

Beyond the city limits, Aberdeen offers scenic routes along the coastline and into the Scottish countryside. Explore nearby destinations such as the Cairngorms National Park, Royal Deeside, and the Moray Coast. Take your time to enjoy the stunning landscapes and practice safe driving on rural roads.

Cultural Awareness

Aberdeen is a diverse and multicultural city with a rich maritime history. Show respect for other road users, be tolerant of different driving styles, and adhere to the rules of the road. Patience, courtesy, and understanding contribute to safe and harmonious driving experiences.


Driving in Aberdeen provides an opportunity to explore both the city’s urban attractions and the natural beauty of Scotland’s landscapes. By staying informed, remaining vigilant, and adapting to local traffic conditions, you can navigate Aberdeen’s roads safely and confidently. Whether you’re commuting to work, visiting attractions, or embarking on a scenic drive, embracing the diversity of Aberdeen’s road network enhances the journey and promotes responsible driving

Practical Driving test Statistics in Aberdeen

The national average driving lessons required to pass the practical driving test is 47 hours with a driving instructor and an additional 22 hours of private practice with a family or friend are recommended.

Aberdeen’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is similar to the national average sitting at 50.6%.

The test centres in Aberdeen are Aberdeen North which has a pass rate of 48.2%, Aberdeen South at 53.1%, Peterhead at 62.2%, and Inverurie at 60.9%

The nearest additional driving test centres for Aberdeen are in Huntly with 50.7%, Montrose with 85.5%, and Fraserburgh which has a lower pass rate of 61.9%.

Aberdeen’s Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Aberdeen North, (Aberdeen), (wheelchair accessible), Cloverhill Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8FE
  • Aberdeen South, (Aberdeen), Cove, (wheelchair accessible), Moss Road, Gateway Business Park, Nigg, Aberdeen AB12 3GQ
  • Inverurie, (Aberdeen), Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre, Harlaw Industrial Estate, Inverurie AB51 4FR
  • Peterhead, (Aberdeen), Suite 21, Burnside Business Centre, Burnside Road, Peterhead, AB42 3AW
  • Huntly, (Aberdeen), Huntly Fire Station, Depot Road, Huntly AB54 8JX
  • Montrose, (Aberdeen), Driving Test Centre Montrose, Montrose Fire Station, 10 Garrison Road, Montrose DD10 8EE
  • Ballater, (Aberdeen), The Lecture Room, Ballater Fire Station, Anderson Road, Ballater AB35 5QW
  • Fraserburgh, (Aberdeen), Office No. 7, Business Park South, Harbour Road, Fraserburgh AB43 9TN

Aberdeen’s Theory Test Centres

  • Aberdeen, (Aberdeen), Suite 2, First Floor, Union Point, Blaikies Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5PW
  • Peterhead, (Aberdeen), First Floor, Peterhead Football Club, Balmoor Stadium, Balmoor Terrace, Peterhead AB42 1EQ
  • Huntly, (Aberdeen), Ground Floor, The Linden Centre, Castle Street, Huntly AB54 4SE
  • Brechin, (Aberdeen), Ground Floor, The Crickety, Caldhalme Place, Brechin DD9 7EA

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Aberdeen – did you know?

  1. Aberdeen has more than 40 lottery millionaires! Could it be that the people are particularly good at picking winning lottery numbers or that there is something special about this part of Scotland.
  2. The seaside city is one of the safest places to live in the UK. Multiple surveys and studies consistently show Aberdeen to be one of the safest cities in the entire UK.
  3. Sometimes called “The Granite City”, Aberdeen is built from the stone it was built from. Much of it was quarried locally and also shipped around Europe for monumental work due to its durability and beauty.
  4. Aberdeen has an astonishing 17 different whiskey distilleries. Many of these are open to the public for touring to learn about the distilling process and sample a dram or two.
  5. Britain and stone circles are nearly synonymous, but did you know that 10% of these ancient sites are found in Aberdeen? These mysterious ancient relics are thought to be placed by the druids, who clearly has a lot going on around Aberdeen.
  6. If you love the ocean and its animals, Aberdeen is definitely worth a visit. Dolphins and even basking sharks can been seen off the coast here. Tours can be taken to view these beautiful creatures but they are also often spotted from the coastline.
  7. Aberdeen’s national park is double the size of the Lake District. Cairngorms National Park has the second tallest UK mountain too, Ben Macdui’s summit is 4295ft above sea level and offers amazing views of the surrounding park.
  8. Aberdeen was once a hub for oil mining in the North Sea. Once described as Europe’s Energy Capital, the lucrative business of oil excavation also attracted other businesses to the area.
  9. Scotland’s oldest bridge, Brig O’Balgownie, is found in Aberdeen near Seaton Park. The bridge is 700 years old and still used today.
  10. The UK’s oldest printed newspaper, The Press and Journal, comes from Aberdeen. The paper was started in 1747 and is still being published today!