Intensive Driving Courses in Bishop Auckland

Live in Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle, or in western County Durham? If so, then PassMeFast can help you to get on the road! We specialise in intensive and semi-intensive courses that let you cut out the admin and the waiting times and focus on your driving lessons. Interested in finding out more about our driving school? Read on!

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Bishop Auckland

At PassMeFast, we’re all about giving you driving freedom—not tying you down. That’s why, unlike others, you control both how many driving lessons you take and the pace at which you take them. Don’t believe us? Just check out our prices to see all the courses we have to offer!

With us, you can choose to learn at a fully intensive pace, taking as many as five hours of lessons per day. For example, you could take our 25 hour crash course in just a 5 day period. Alternatively, you can take things slower, with sessions of around two hours. We call this style of learning semi-intensive, and it lets you pass fast at a more relaxed pace.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Bishop Auckland?

PassMeFast works with top instructors in both manual and automatic cars. So, if you want to take an automatic driving course here in Bishop Auckland, we’re here to help. Book onto any of our auto courses and pass fast!

All of our courses are taught by DVSA-approved local instructors, whose job it will be to get you up to speed with all the driving skills you need, from tips to help you master clutch control to showing you how to deal with roundabouts. Meanwhile, in our office, a dedicated member of staff will be at hand to secure you a fast-track driving test. Handy!

Our approach has already proved successful for the thousands of learners who’ve passed with us—and we can help you to get on the road, too. So, give our course recommender a spin to find out which of our packages suits you best. Then, once you’ve made your choice, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or book your driving course online.

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Why choose PassMeFast for your intensive driving course?

  • Automatic and manual courses to suit all drivers
  • Flexible driving lessons to fit any schedule
  • Learn with experienced instructors
  • Home and workplace pickups
  • Pass in as little as one week

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Practical Driving Test Centres in Bishop Auckland

At the end of your course, it’ll be time for your practical test. Not sure where this will take place? Well, if you’re in the Bishop Auckland area, you’ll need to travel to one of County Durham’s three test centres: Durham, Darlington or Hartlepool. Once you’ve sorted out your perfect choice, be sure to check out our article covering some interesting facts about the driving test.

Theory Test Centres in Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland theory test centre is located in the town centre at:

Bishop Auckland Community Partnership,

The Four Clocks Centre,

154a Newgate Street,

Bishop Auckland,

DL14 7EH

Looking for an alternative? Middlesbrough will likely be your best option. You might also want to give Newcastle or Sunderland theory test centre a try.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a theory test comes with a guaranteed pass. Instead, get prepared by studying with our theory test revision resources, and take the stress out of booking your test by adding it to your PassMeFast course. We’ll then arrange it for you at a local test centre.

Driving Around Bishop Auckland

Learning to drive in a town like Bishop Auckland may seem a lot less stressful than taking lessons in a big city, but there’s still plenty to get your head around here. From one-way systems in the town centre through to nearby hills, learning to drive here will be a real test of your driving abilities.

Map showing Bishop Auckland within County Durham

As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also need to spend some time outside of Bishop Auckland, getting used to the area where your test is due to take place. Fortunately, with a PassMeFast instructor by your side, you’ll be in safe hands as you navigate A roads, roundabouts and even country lanes.

Bishop Auckland Fact File

Famous for Links to the Bishops of Durham
Population 25,455
County County Durham
Local council Durham County Council
Major local roads A688 to Barnard Castle and Bowburn
A689 to Carlisle and Hartlepool
Railway station Bishop Auckland train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Bishop Auckland

Places near Bishop Auckland

Barnard Castle

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  • The town’s name is literal, taking its moniker from a castle rebuilt by Bernard de Balliol
  • Major employers include pharmaceuticals, though its stunning location means that tourism is important, too
  • Barnard Castle is home to the Bowes Museum, which exhibits fine and decorative arts
  • One of the town’s most famous residents is Anne Fine, who wrote Madame Doubtfire and served as Children’s Laureate


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  • Crook is one of the main settlements in Weardale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • It was once a mining village, with over 20 mines in the local area at its peak
  • The first cinema in the North East, the Electric Palace, opened here in 1910
  • Before the abolition of amateur status, Crook Town FC won the FA Amateur Cup five times


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  • Once a mere collection of houses, Shildon started to boom during the Industrial Revolution
  • Shildon was once home to a railway works, where locomotives were manufactured for over 150 years
  • In recognition of its history, Locomotion, a museum dedicated to railways, opened here in 2004
  • Meanwhile, a local park, Hackworth Park, is named after Timothy Hackworth, superintendent of the railway works


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  • Spennymoor was once a largely barren area, with the town founded in the nineteenth century
  • As with many other areas in County Durham, it became a centre for industry and mining
  • Though the coal industry has faded, it is still commemorated here in the Durham Mining Museum
  • The area is also home to Whitworth Hall Country Park, whose main building is listed

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Not sure whether we cover you? Well, if you live in any part of County Durham, we’re pleased to say that the answer is yes! What’s more, we also cover neighbouring counties like North Yorkshire and Tyne and Wear. Get more local info with these links:

If you want to get your hands on a driving licence, PassMeFast can make it happen. Call us on 0333 123 4949 to discuss the best option for you, or book your driving course online by clicking on the button below.

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