Driving Lessons Newcastle
1 Newcastle driving instructors found in the Newcastle area.
Newcastle driving instructors are made up of independent instructors and local Newcastle driving schools covering Newcastle. All driving instructors listed are qualified to provide you with the best driving lessons to help you pass your driving test in the most efficient way.
Learning to Drive in Newcastle
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.
Newcastle’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is higher than the national average sitting at 54.9%.
The test centres in Newcastle are Gateshead which has a pass rate of 38.6%, Gosforth at 45.6%, Blyth with 62.4% and Sunderland at 45.6%
The nearest additional driving test centres for Newcastle are in Alnwick with 75.6%, Hexham with 61.0% and Darlington which has a lower pass rate of 56.1%.
Newcastle’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Alnwick, (Newcastle), Roxburgh House, Green Batt, Alnwick NE66 1JX
- Blyth, (Newcastle), Unit 3 Sextant House, Freehold Street, Blyth NE24 3BA
- Darlington, (Newcastle), (Wheelchair accessible), DVSA High Point Business Park, Yarm Road, Darlington DL1 4PW
- Gateshead, (Newcastle), Waterside Drive, Dunston, Gateshead NE11 9HU
- Gosforth, (Newcastle), Sandy Lane, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE3 5HB
- Hexham, (Newcastle), (Wheelchair accessible), St Andrews House, Haugh Lane, Hexham NE46 3EW
- Sunderland, (Newcastle), (wheelchair accessible), River Bank Road, North Hylton Road Industrial Estate, Sunderland SR5 3JJ
Newcastle’s Theory Test Centres
- Alnwick, (Newcastle), Alnwick Masonic Centre, Prudhoe Street, Alnwick NE66 1UW
- Bishop Auckland, (Newcastle), First Floor, Bishop Auckland Community Partnership, The Four Clocks Centre, 154a Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland DL14 7EH
- Newcastle, (Newcastle) Suite B, Hourth Floor, Tyne House, The Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JA
- Sunderland, (Newcastle), Unit 1B, Echo 24 Building, West Wear Street, Sunderland SR1 1XD
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Newcastle – did you know?
- Remains of the wall built by Roman Emperor Hadrian can be seen all over Newcastle. Protected by UNESCO’s world heritage status, fragments of the wall can be spotted all over the city in some of the unlikeliest of places.
- Newcastle is home to a number of famous faces, including Rowan Atkinson – AKA Mr Bean – TV presenters and “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” hosts, Ant and Dec and the singer and T.V personality, Cheryl Cole nee Tweedy.
- Newcastle Central station was the first train station in the entire world to be covered. It was inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1850and the day became a public holiday for Newcastle that is still observed today!
- St Nicholas’ Cathedral does double time as a lighthouse. Since 1448, a light in the top of the cathedral tower has been used to guide ships up the River Tyne.
- Newcastle’s High Level Bridge is the first combined road and rail bridge in the world. It opened in 1849 and is the oldest of all the bridges crossing the River Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead.
- Next time is pours with rain while you are driving, you can send a prayer of thanks to the city of Newcastle for the invention of your windscreen wipers. Although he filed a patent for his invention, an American beat him to the punch and Mary Anderson is credited with the helpful invention we rely in today.
- Joseph Swan illuminated Mosely Street in 1879 with his new electric lantern in 1879, making it the first street to enjoy electric lighting. He later went on to found an electric light company with Thomas Edison named Ediswan.
- People from Newcastle are thought to be the friendliest in Britain thanks to their accent. Sitel surveyed more than 2,000 people across the Uk to learn the Geordie accent was the most loved.
- In 2016, Newcastle’s Angel of the North statue, was declared an official English Icon. The statue was made by Antony Gormley and is the largest angel sculpture in the world with a wingspan of 54 metres – larger than a Boeing 757.