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Learning to Drive in Stockport
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.
Stockport’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is similar to the overall pass rate national average of 59.8%.
The test centres in Stockport are Bredbury which has a pass rate of 59.8%, West Didsbury at 50.0%, Sale at 49.2%, Cheetham Hill at 43.2%
The nearest additional driving test centres for Stockport are in Chadderton with 45.0%, Macclesfield with 44.2%, Rochdale at 40.9%. and Bury which has a lower pass rate of 38.7%.
Stockport’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Bredbury, (Stockport), Lingard Lane, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2QT
- Bury, (Stockport), Smith Street, Bury, BL9 6HH
- Chadderton, (Stockport), 9 Broadgate, Broadway Business Park, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 9XA
- Cheetham Hill, (Stockport), (Wheelchair accessible): Alderglen Road, Cheetham, Manchester M8 0AL
- Macclesfield, (Stockport), Unit 4 Bailey Court, Green Street, Macclesfield SK10 1JQ
- Rochdale, (Stockport), Room G10, Globe House Business, Moss Bridge Road, Rochdale OL16 5EB
- Sale, (Stockport), Wheelchair accessible): 36 – 38 Poplar Grove, Sale M33 7ER
- West Didsbury, (Stockport), Unit 11, Christie Park, West Didsbury M21 7QY
Stockport’s Theory Test Centres
- Glossop, (Stockport), First Floor, Glossop Business Centre, The Old Co-Op Building, 11 Railway Street, Glossop SK13 7AG
- Manchester, (Stockport) Suite 2, Ground Floor, Red Block 5, Universal Square Devonshire Street North, Ardwick, Manchester M12 6JH
- Stockport, (Stockport) Ground Floor, 1 St Peters Square, Stockport SK1 1NZ
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Stockport – did you know?
- The famous recording studio, Strawberry Studios, is in Stockport. This is where international artists such as Joy Division, Paul McCartney and the Stone Roses have recorded albums.
- Stockport’s viaduct crosses the River Mersey into Manchester and is one of the largest brick structures in the UK. It has 27 arches and 11 million bricks. It’s considered to be one of the most important features of the town and carries the main railway to Manchester Central.
- Stockport used to be famous for hat making. The milliners in Stockport exported more the six million hats to all the corners of the world at the height of the industry.
- More than 55 years ago, Stockport was the location of a horrendous airplane disaster. A passenger plane fell out of the sky into the centre of Stockport. 72 people were killed making it one of the worst disasters in England’s aviation history.
- The Plaza in Stockport is world renowned as the last cinema and theatre of its kind to be working in its original format.
- Just 5 miles from Manchester International Airport, Stockport is one of the busiest transport hubs in Europe. Manchester has the most air traffic outside of London.
- The famous painter, L.S. Lowry painted several pictures featuring Stockport. The fame of his art means there are many people who would be able to recognise Stockport’s landmarks without ever having visited the town.
- Stockport has many interesting museums and historic landmarks, but the most outstanding of them all is the Hat Works museum in Wellington Mill. The museum is in the same building as one of the main hat factories from the Victoria era.
- One of the UK’s most talked about restaurants is found in Stockport. Where the Light Gets In is an unconventional restaurant serving diners meals created from whatever ingredients were fresh on the day. There is no menu and diners must book months in advance for the unique experience.