Driving Lessons Wigan

4 Wigan driving instructors found in the Wigan area.

Wigan driving instructors are made up of independent instructors and local Wigan driving schools covering Wigan. 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.

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Learning to Drive in Wigan

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.

Wigan’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is higher than the national average sitting at 53.4%.

The test centres in Wigan are Atherton which has a pass rate of 53.4%, St Helens at 40.6%, and Chorley at 59.6%

The nearest additional driving test centres for Wigan are in Bolton with 60.1% and Warrington which has a lower pass rate of 55.2%.

Wigan Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Atherton, (Wigan), Gibfield Park Avenue, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0SU
  • Bolton, (Wigan), Warrington Borough Council Orford Day Centre, Festival Avenue, Warrington, WA2 9EP
  • Chorley, (Wigan), Rossall Road, Chorley, PR6 0BT
  • St Helens, (Wigan), 1 Navigation Road, off Pocket Nook Street, St Helens, Liverpool, WA9 1NS
  • Warrington, (Wigan), Warrington Borough Council Orford Day Centre, Festival Avenue, Warrington, WA2 9EP

Wigan Theory Test Centres

  • Watford, (Wigan), Unit 3, Orient Centre, Greycaine Road, Watford, WD24 7GP
  • Uxbridge, (Wigan), Second Floor, Union House, 2 Vine Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1QE
  • North Finchley, (Wigan), Ground Floor, Tally Ho Corner, 711 High Road, North Finchley, N12 0BP

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Wigan – did you know?

  1. Made famous by George Orwell’s book “The Road to Wigan Pier,” Wigan is synonymous with industrial England. The pier itself was a coal and wood loading jetty on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
  2. Wigan hosts an annual World Pie Eating Championship, where competitors must eat a meat pie as quickly as possible without using their hands. The competition has run for 26 years and in 2023, the championship was won by 49-year-old Barry Rigby.
  3. The National Health Service (NHS) was launched at the Parkside Colliery in Wigan by the Welsh Health Minister Aneurin Bevan in 1948.
  4. Wigan was once home to the famous Wigan Casino nightclub, known for its Northern Soul all-nighters. It attracted enthusiasts from all over the UK.
  5. Wigan is twinned with the French town of Angers. The twinning relationship began in 1988.
  6. Opened in 1923, the Wigan Hippodrome was once a thriving cinema and theatre but has been closed since 1982. There have been ongoing efforts to restore it to its former glory.
  7. In celebration of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, Wigan unveiled the world’s largest rugby ball, which was equivalent to the size of an eight-story building.
  8. Despite its significance, Wigan is technically a town within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester. It holds the distinction of being the smallest town in the county.
  9. Wigan is believed to have several haunted locations, including the Haigh Hall and the Anvil Pub.