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Learning to Drive in Harrogate
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.
Harrogate’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is lower than the national average sitting at 48.4%.
The test centres in Harrogate are Knaresborough which has a pass rate of 52.5%, Walton with 53.2%, Horsforth with 48.9%, and Leeds with 39.3%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Harrogate are in Thornbury with 50.4%, Heaton with 50.3%, Steeton with 54.6%, and Skipton which has a lower pass rate of 51.3%.
Harrogate Practical Driving Test Centres
- Heaton, (Harrogate), 15 Fairfield Street, Heaton, Bradford BD9 5AS
- Horsforth, (Harrogate), (wheelchair access), Room 013 Woodside House, 261 Low Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5NY
- Knaresborough, (Harrogate), (Wheelchair accessible), Ground Floor Unit 9, Grimbald Crag Court, St James Business Park, Knaresborough HG5 8QB
- Leeds, (Harrogate), (Wheelchair accessible), Hillcrest House, 386 Harehills Lane, Leeds LS9 6NF
- Skipton, (Harrogate), (wheelchair accessible), Foundry House, Carleton Road, Skipton BD23 2BE
- Steeton, (Harrogate), Station Road, Steeton, Keighley BD20 6RW
- Thornbury, (Harrogate), The Courtyard, Midpoint, Thornbury, Bradford, BD3 7AY
- Walton, (Harrogate), Wighill Lane, Walton, Weatherby, LS23 7DU
Harrogate Theory Test Centres
- Bradford, (Harrogate), Suite 1, Second Floor, Auburn House, Upper Piccadilly, Bradford, BD1 3NU
- Harrogate, (Harrogate), Second Floor, Scottsdale House, Springfield Avenue, Harrogate HG1 2HR
- Leeds, (Harrogate), Ground Floor, Coverdale House, 13 – 15 East Parade, Leeds LS1 2BH
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Harrogate – did you know?
- Harrogate became a much visited and desirable spa town in the 16th century. Today it is still regarded as a prosperous town to live.
- The first natural spring in Harrogate was discovered by William Slingsby in 1571. The area near this spring is today known as High Harrogate, however the spring itself is named the Tewit Well Spring and the water has healing properties.
- The largest garden is Harrogate is the Grade II listed Valley Gardens. These gardens feature several distinctive garden bead and interesting plants that attract 3 million visitors each year.
- Harrogate is a posh port of Yorkshire that’s well known for the beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture, healing natural springs and four schools that were recognised by the Sunday Times Parent Power guide as places of education for some of the country’s highest achievers.
- Harrogate was largely left alone in World War II until a solitary Nazi bomber on dropped bombs on the Hotel Majestic in 1940. The bombs destroyed the hotel’s Wintergarden, a house in Swan Road, and blew out nearly every shop window in the town centre. Four years later, the Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Field Marshall Montgomery visited Harrogate and were photographed with the Mayor at the railway station.
- Harrogate has been given some dubious accolades including the World’s Most Romantic Destination, The Happiest Place to Live and Best Eurovision Contest Location in the 80s.
- Harrogate was once two small villages, High Harrogate and Low Harrogate. In 1884, the Municipal Borough for Harrogate was formed, effectively bringing the two villages into the one town it is today.