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Learning to Drive in Dudley
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.
Dudley’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is slightly lower than the national average sitting at 42.0%.
The test centres in Dudley are Dudley, Newton House which has a pass rate of 42%, Wolverhampton at 35.5%, and Wednesbury at 34.7%. The nearest additional driving test centres for Dudley are in Kingstanding, Birmingham with 37.9%, and Featherstone which has a higher pass rate of 38.8%.
Dudley Practical Driving Test Centres
- Dudley, (Dudley), Newton House, The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford DY6 7YE
- Featherstone, (Dudley), Driving Test Centre, Featherstone LGV, Cat & Kitten Lanes, Featherstone WV10 7JD
- Kingstanding, Birmingham, (Dudley), 205 Birdbrook Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham B44 9UL
- Wednesbury, (Dudley), Knowles Street, Wednesbury WS10 9HN
- Wolverhampton, (Dudley), Spring Road, Spring Road Industrial Estate Ettingshall, Wolverhampton WV4 6JX
Dudley Theory Test Centres
- Birmingham B, (Dudley), Ground Floor, 155 Great Charles Street, Queensway, Birmingham B3 3LP
- Dudley, (Dudley), Lower Ground Floor, Trafalgar House, 47-49 King Street, Dudley DY2 8PS
- Wolverhampton, (Dudley), Second Floor, Derwent House, 42 -46 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4XB
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Dudley – did you know?
- Dudley Zoo is home to over 1,300 animals from all over the world, including some rare and endangered species.
- Dudley Castle, is one of the most ancient and well-preserved Norman castles in England, dating back to 1070
- The Wren’s Nest National Nature Reserve in Dudley contains limestone caverns. It’s well regarded for the exceptional fossils, and is where some of the oldest known evidence of life on Earth has been found.
- Dudley played a key role in the Industrial Revolution. Thomas Newcomen was born here and went on to invent the first practical steam engine in the early 18th century.
- The Dudley Museum and Art Gallery houses an impressive collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, ceramics, and geological specimens. It’s a great day out for art and history buffs
- Dudley has an extensive canal network, including the Dudley Canal Tunnel, which passes through limestone mines. The underground canal is only accessible by boat but many of the canals have cycle paths and are popular with nature lovers.
- Dudley’s Black Country Living Museum offers visitors a chance to step back in time and experience life in an industrial town during the 19th and early 20th centuries
- Dudley was a hub for iron and coal mining during the Industrial Revolution, hence the large canal network that still exists today. Dudley and the surrounding area played a pivotal role in shaping Britain’s industrial landscape.
- Dudley Canal Tunnel, also known as Dudley Tunnel, is the second-longest canal tunnel in the UK, spanning approximately 3,172 meters.
- Dudley boasts several beautiful parks and green spaces, including the award-winning Himley Hall and Park the stunning gardens and picturesque landscapes are popular with picnickers.