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Learning to Drive in Cambridge

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.

Cambridge’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is about the same as the national average sitting at 49.0%.

The test centres in Cambridge are Brookmount Court which has a pass rate of 49.0%, Letchworth with 57.1%, and Bishops Stortford with 51.4%.

The nearest additional driving test centres for Cambridge are in Bury St Edmonds with 40.4%, Stevenage with 47.3%, Bedford with 59.1% and Peterborough with 51.4%.

Cambridge’s Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Bedford, (Cambridge), Bedford Height, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7NY
  • Bishops Stortford, (Cambridge), South Road, Bishops Stortford, CM23 3JQ
  • Bury St Edmunds, (Cambridge), Triton House, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1TJ
  • Cambridge, (Cambridge), Driving Test Centre Cambridge Brookmount Court, Units A & B Brookmount Court, Kirkwood Road, Cambridge CB4 2QH
  • Hardwick, (Cambridge), 25 St Neots Road, Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7QH
  • Letchworth, (Cambridge), Jackmans Place, Letchworth Garden City, Letchworth SG6 1RF
  • Stevenage, (Cambridge), 3 Drapers Way, Stevenage SG1 3DT
  • Peterborough, (Cambridge), (wheelchair accessible), Second Drove, Fengate, Peterborough PE1 5XA

Cambridge’s Theory Test Centres

  • Cambridge, (Cambridge), Ground Floor, Unit CC5a, Clifton Court, Cambridge CB1 7BN
  • Huntingdon, (Cambridge, Hartford Village Hall, 16 Main Street, Hartford, Huntingdon PE29 1YS
  • Bury St Edmonds, (Cambridge), Ground Floor, Unit 5, Hillside Business Park, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmonds IP32 7EA

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Cambridge – did you know?

  1. Cambridge was an important trading centre throughout the Roman and Viking periods. Archaeological evidence shows people have been settled in the areas from the Bronze Age.
  2. Cambridge was built on the banks of the river Granta and originally called Grants Brygg. The town then had its named changed to Cambridge and the river was renamed too.
  3. Cambridge university was started in 1209, when scholars from Oxford migrated to Cambridge to escape Oxford’s riots with townspeople against the scholars. The authorities in Cambridge allowed only scholars who were supervised by a master to remain in the town.
  4. The Cambridge accent is supposed to combine estuary English, East Anglian English and Queen’s English, however with the influx of new students, this upper-class accent has all but disappeared.
  5. St Bennett’s Church is the oldest surviving building in the city and it dates back to 11th century. The oldest secular building is the School of Pythagoras, which was built around the turn of the 13th Century and has now become a part of St John’s college.
  6. Cambridge is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world, giving the town a rich intellectual history, and many beautiful buildings.
  7. Cambridge is the birthplace of association football as we know it, the first game was played there in 1863. Rules were advertised in sporting newspapers along with the time and date of the game.
  8. There are more than 100 libraries in Cambridge university, each has its own rules, opening time and borrowing protocols.
  9. Cambridge University students have won more Nobel Prizes than any other tertiary institution in the world.
  10. Lord Byron studied at Trinity College in Cambridge and wrote his first poems as a student there. He kept a pet bear in his rooms and frequently walked it around the grounds with a chain as a lead because he wasn’t allowed to bring his dog!