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Learning to Drive in Edinburgh
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.
Edinburgh’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is higher than the national average sitting at 55.6%.
The test centres in Edinburgh are Currie which has a pass rate of 51.4%, Musselburgh at 47.2%, Dunfermline at 52.3% and Livingston at 56.9%
The nearest additional driving test centres for Edinburgh are in Kirkcaldy with 47.6%, Haddington with 60.1%, and Peebles which has a higher pass rate of 73.7%.
Edingburgh Practical Driving Test Centres
- Currie (Edinburgh), (Wheelchair accessible) 13 – 15 Bryce Road, Currie, Edinburgh, EH14 5LT
- Dunfermline, (Edinburgh), Vine Conference Centre, 131 Garvock Hill, Dunfermline, KY11 4JU
- Haddington, (Edinburgh), (wheelchair accessible) Herdmanflatt, Haddington, EH41 3NG
- Livingston, (Edinburgh), (wheelchair accessible) Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston EH54 5DE
- Musselburgh, (Edinburgh), Newhailes Industrial Estate, Newhailes Road, Olivebank, Musselburgh, Edinburgh EH21 6SJ
- Peebles, (Edinburgh), Tweeddale District Council, Rosetta Road, Peebles EH45 8DN
Edinburgh Theory Test Centres
- Edinburgh, (Edinburgh), Buzzer 5, Second Floor, 4 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE
- Galasheils, (Edinburgh), Suite 2B Ladhope Business Centre, 54 Ladhope Vale, Galashiels TD1 1BT
- Leven, (Edinburgh), First Floor, Fife Renewables Innovation Centre, Ajax Way, Leven KY8 3RS
- Lanark, (Edinburgh), Ground floor, St Nichols Church, Castlegate, Lanark ML11 9DZ
- North Berwick, (Edingburgh), Ground Floor, St Andrew Blackadder Church, 6 St Andrew Street, North Berwick EH39 4NU
- Stirling, (Edinburgh), Suite 2, Part of Unit 1, Ground Floor, Lomond Court, Castle Business Park, Stirling FK9 4TU
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Edinburgh – did you know?
- Edinburgh has the largest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Comedy, music and drama are all performed throughout the festival with over 59,600 performances given in 2019.
- The Harry Potter movies were filmed in Edinburgh. Guided tours of filming locations and spots that inspired the story can be taken around the city.
- K Rowling wrote the majority of the Harry Potter books in Edinburgh’s cafes and hotels. The most famous of all being the Elephant House café.
- More than three quarters of Edinburgh’s buildings are listed. This is the highest number of listed buildings in the whole of the UK.
- Sir Nils Olav lives at Edinburgh zoo and is a penguin. He is the only penguin with a knighthood.
- Edinburgh Castle is built upon an extinct volcano and was used for many scenes in the Harry Potter movies,
- Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is longer than a mile, measuring 1 mile and 107 yards. It is one of the world’s most famous streets.
- Edinburgh was the first city in the world to have its own fire service. It was founded in 182
- By Scotsman, James Braidwood.
- Arthur’s seat in Edinburgh is also an extinct volcano. It last erupted around 342 million years ago, shaping the suroounding landscape.
- Prince Street Gardens in Edinburgh was once a manmade lake, used for dumping raw sewerage and dead bodies.