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Learning to Drive in Hereford
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.
Hereford’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is much higher than the national average sitting at 60.3%.
The test centres in Hereford are Hereford which has a pass rate of 60.3%, Monmouth with 60.7%, Ludlow with 61.6%, and Abergavenny with %.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Hereford are in Gloucester with 53.1%, Worcester with 49.7%, Cheltenham with 48.1% and Brecon which has a much higher pass rate of 60.6%.
Hereford’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Abergavenny, (Hereford), Station Road, Abergavenny NP7 5HT
- Brecon, (Hereford), Camden Road, Brecon LD3 7RT
- Cheltenham, (Hereford), Bishopsgate House, 94 All Saints Road, Cheltenham GL52 2HQ
- Gloucester (Hereford), Flacon Close, Green Farm Business Park, Quedgeley GL2 4LY
- Hereford, (Hereford), Driving Test Centre Hereford, 1 Faraday Road Westfield Trading Estate, Hereford HR4 NS
- Ludlow, (Hereford), Unit 1, The Business Quarter, Eco Park Road, Ludlow SY8 1FD
- Monmouth, (Hereford), Old Dixton Road, Monmouth NP25 3DP
- Worcester, (Hereford), Stanier Road, Warndn, Worcester WR4 9FE
Hereford’s Theory Test Centres
- Gloucester, (Hereford), Third Floor, Eastgate House 121 – 131 Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1PX
- Hereford, (Hereford), Ground Floor, Penn House, 9 – 10 Broad Street, Herford HR4 9AP
- Worcester, (Hereford), Third Floor, Haswell House, St Nicholas Street, Worcester WR1 1UN
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Hereford – did you know?
- Frank Oz, the voice of Yoda in the Sar Wars Trilogy and co-creator of many of The Muppets characters was born in Herefordshire in 1944.
- The heavy-weight boxing champion, Tom Spring, was born in Witchend in Hereford in 1795. The bare-knuckle fighter was the English champion between 1821 – 1824.
- One of the highest-paid Hollywood stars in history came from Hereford. Madeleine Carroll graced the silver screen in 1938 and made more than $4 million in today’s money for her movies alone. Miss Carroll was also the face of famous cosmetic brands of the time and married Colonel Philip Astley, cementing her place in socialite circles of the time. Her most famous movie was Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps.
- Hereford is famous for its cattle exports and also cider. Both sweet and dry cider are brewed in Hereford and their brew rivals that of Somerset and Devon, two other counties renowned for their apple-derived alcohol.
- Herefordshire has one of the largest traveller populations in the UK. Irish travellers, Romany and New Age travellers all make their homes on the roads and byways of Herefordshire.
- The town of Hereford accounts for about half of the population of the entire county! Approximately 95% of Herefordshire is zoned as rural.
- Hereford Cathedral houses some of the UK’s oldest bells. One of the bells in the tower is suspended 140 feet in the air and was cast in the 1200s.
- Jesus Christ Superstar was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in a quaint hotel in Hereford. The music began as a concept album and went on to become a stage show that has played to audiences all over the world.