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Learning to Drive in Llandrindod Wells

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.

Llandrindod Wells’ Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is much higher than the national average sitting at 60.8%.

The test centres in Llandrindod Wells are Newtown with a pass rate of 60.7%, Brecon with 60.6%, Ludlow with 61.6%, and Hereford with 60.3%

The nearest additional driving test centres for Llandrindod Wells are in Aberystwyth with a pass rate of 67.5%, Abergavenny with 61.8%, and Monmouth which has a much higher pass rate of 60.7%

Llandrindod Wells’ Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Abergavenny, (Llandrindod Wells), Station Road, Abergavenny NP7 5HT
  • Aberystwyth, (Llandrindod Wells), Aberystwyth Football Club, Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG
  • Brecon, (Llandrindod Wells), Camden Road, Brecon LD3 7RT
  • Hereford, (Llandrindod Wells), Driving Test Centre Hereford, 1 Faraday Road Westfield Trading Estate, Hereford HR4 NS
  • Ludlow, (Llandrindod Wells), Unit 1, The Business Quarter, Eco Park Road, Ludlow SY8 1FD
  • Monmouth, (Llandrindod Wells), Old Dixton Road, Monmouth NP25 3DP
  • Merthyr Tydfil, (Llandrindod Wells), Merthyr Industrial Park, Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4DR
  • Newtown, (Llandrindod Wells), Ladywell House, Newtown SY16 1JB

Llandrindod’s Theory Test Centres

  • Builth Wells, (Llandrindod Wells), Ground Floor, Spar Buildings, The Strand, Groe Street, Builth Wells LD2 3BL
  • Hereford, (Llandrindod Wells), Ground Floor, Penn House, 9 – 10 Broad Street, Herford HR4 9AP
  • Newtown, (Llandrindod Wells), Ground Floor, Plas Dolerw, Milford Road, Newtorn SY16 2EH

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Llandrindod – did you know?

  1. Llandrindod Well was developed into a spa town in the 19th Century and experienced a boom in the 20th Century
  2. The German physician, DW Linden, helped to transform the town of Llandrindod Wells into a fashionable spa thanks to his extensive research inton mineral springs and their health properties.
  3. Llandrindod Wells saw an explosion in the population each summer through the Victorian period as many people travelled there to partake in the healing properties of the natural springs and mineral rich waters.
  4. Along with the mineral springs, many cultural events took place in Llandrindod Wells throughout the Victorian era, including theatre plays, concerts and “being seen” along the fashionable promenade.
  5. The famous Gwalia Hotel was built in 1900 tastefully blending Edwardian Baroque and Queen Anne styles of architecture. The hotel attracted many famous faces including Neville Chamberlain and David Lloyd George.
  6. Llandrindod Wells is roughly the same size as the Caribbean town of Trinidad and Tobago. The town covers some 2000 square miles.
  7. Villains took over the town of Llandrindod Wells in the high period of the Victorian era when gambling became widespread and a favoured pastime of visitors and residents alike.
  8. Local residents affectionately refer to Llandrindod Wells as Landod, some even shorten this further to “dod”. There are many independent shops selling a range of goods in the high street and shopping district of the town.
  9. The Dinomania show visited Llandrindod Wells in 2022 entertaining young and older dinosaur fans with prehistoric fun.
  10. Llandrindod Wells has many popular attractions including Abbey Cwm, Hir Manor and the Llandrindod Wells Lake Park where sculptures spout the natural mineral waters in satisfying displays.