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Learning to Drive in York
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.
York’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is than the national average sitting at 52.4%.
The test centres in York are Arabesque House which has a pass rate of 52.4%, Walton at 53.2%, Knaresborough at 52.5%, and Malton at 60.3%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for York are in Leeds with 39.3% and Pontefract with 44.1%, and Horsforth which has a higher pass rate of 50.2%.
York’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Horsforth, (York), Room O13 Woodside House, 261 Low Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5NY
- Knaresborough, (York), (wheelchair accessible) Ground Floor Unit 9, Grimbald Crag Court, St James Business Park, Knaresborough HG5 8QB
- Leeds, (York), Hillcrest House, 386 Harehills Lane, Leeds LS9 6NF
- Malton, (York), 3 Milton Avenue, Malton YO17 7LB
- Pontefract, (York), Churchill House, Mill Hill Road, Station Lane, Pontefract WF8 4HY
- Walton LGV, (York), Wighill Lane, Walton, Wetherby LS23 7DU
- York, (York), (wheelchair accessible), Arabesque House (Unit 2), Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GW
York’s Theory Test Centres
- Harrogate, (York), Second Floor, Scottsdale House, Springfield Avenue, Harrogate HG1 2HR
- Kirkbymoorside, (York), First Floor Community Library and Information Centre, Church House, 7 High Street, Market Place Kirkbymoorside YO62 6AT
- Leeds, (York), Ground Floor, Coverdale House, 13 – 15 East Parade, Leeds LS1 2BH
- York, (York), Ground Floor, The Old Fire Station, Clifford Street, York YO1 9RD
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York – did you know?
- York is thought to be one of the most haunted cities in the whole UK. Roman soldiers, wailing women, lost children and ill-defined apparitions make up the spectral population of more than 500 ghosts.
- York Minster Cathedral took 250 years to build and is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. The cathedral and St Peter’s also have their own police force, making it it one of two churches in the world to have such protection.
- The Shambles used to be the place to buy meet in York. Originally home to the city’s butchers, today the buildings are home to a mix of shops. The street is so narrow and the buildings so old and tilted that they almost touch overhead, blocking most of the natural sunlight from the cobbles below.
- There is a pub for each day of the year in York. Many of the 365 public houses also participate in York’s famous food festival in September. It’s the largest festival of its kind in the UK.
- York served as a rail hub through the 19th century and the railway station is an architectural dream. Interested visitors can delve into York’s railway history at the nearly museum which has the largest collection of historic trains in the world.
- York was once ruled by Vikings who named the city Jorvik. A popular Viking museum in York details the Viking history and includes reconstructions of the single-storey, thatch rooved houses they lived in.
- York is a walled city. The walls date back to Roman times and large sections of them remain today. A walk along York’s walls can be taken all through the year from 8am until dusk.
- York has the strange honour of being home to the UK’s smallest street with the longest name. Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate can be found around the corner from the Shambles in York’s Centre.
- The delicious accompaniment to a roast dinner, the Yorkshire Pudding was invented in York. Originally known as a dripping pudding, there little delights are perfect for filling with hot gravy.
- Guy Fawkes was born in York. His co-conspirators were executed and had their heads displayed in Northampton but Guy had no such honour, his dead body was displayed outside the Tower of London and eventually thrown into the Thames to be lost forever.