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Learning to Drive in Truro
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.
Truro’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is lower than the national average sitting at 41.3%.
The test centres for Truro are Camborne which has a pass rate of 43.9%, Bodmin at 39.0%, Plymouth with 39.1% and Launceston at 43.3%,
The nearest additional driving test centres for Truro are in Isles of Scilly with 60.0%, Newton Abbot at 49.9%, Barnstaple with 53.1% and Exeter with 51.8%.
Truro’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Barnstaple, (Truro), (wheelchair accessible), Unit 1A, Benning Court (off Roverside Road) Pottington Industrial Estate, Barnstaple EX31 1AB
- Bodmin, (Truro), Driving Test Centre Bodmin Beatrice Road, Units 32 – 36, Walker Lines Offices, Beatrice Road PL31 1RD
- Camborne, (Truro),, Wilson Way, Redruth, TR15 3RP
- Exeter, (Truro), Thorverton Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter EX2 8FS
- Isles of Scilly, (Truro),
- Launceston, (Truro), Suite 4 Sheers Barton Barns, Lawhitton, Launceston, PL15 9NJ
- Newton Abbot, (Truro), Vander House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4YQ
- Plymouth, (Truro), Ernsettle Lane, Plymouth PL5 2EY
Truro’s Theory Test Centres
- Bodmin, (Truro), Ground Floor, 26 Fore Street, Bodmin, PL31 2HQ
- Penzance, (Truro), The Old Dairy, Bread Street, (Corner of Bread Street & Belgravia Street), Penzance TR18 2EG
- Truro, (Truro), Ground Floor, Public Rooms, Palace Buildings, Quay Street, Truro TR1 2HE
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Truro – did you know?
- Truro began as a Celtic village and recorded history for the settlement goes back at least as far as the 13th century, when Richard Lucy, Chief Justice under Henry II, built a castle there.
- Truro is named after its three rivers, the Kenwyn, the Allen and the Truro River, which joins the River Fal further downstream. The name “Truro” is derived from the Cornish term “Tri-veru”, meaning three rivers.
- Truro is the only city in Cornwall. It’s famous for its ancient, cobbled and narrow streets and the range of striking architecture featuring both Gothic and Georgian styles. Truro gained city status in 1877, but the cathedral didn’t begin to be built until three years later.
- Truro has an important habitat of tidal mudflats, which are feeding grounds for birds and sea creatures. Wildfowl and wading birds as well as a variety of fish species including European seabass, thick lip grey mullet, European flounder and eels are found there.
- There is a direct train from Truro to London Paddington. It takes around 4.5 hours to get from the Cornish city to the UKs capital.
- Truro’s Lemon Quay was named after the wealthy merchant who buit it, long before the town quay came into existence. Enys and Andrews quays were also built by merchants, however, Andrew’s Quay is today known as Garras Wharf.
- In 1848 the author Catherine Crowe published the best-selling book “The Night Side of Nature”, which explored the world of ‘ghosts and ghost seers’. The book quickly became a bestseller and introduced its readers to a new word – Poltergeist. This helped residents of Truro describe the frightening events that occurred there in. Many believed that the town had been visited by some kind of supernatural force.