If you’re taking your practical in Inveraray, you’ll be heading to the Inveraray Dock, right near the town centre. It’s only a few minutes away from Inveraray Castle, but you won’t get much time to sightsee! Instead, you’ll be focusing your attention on refining your driving skills and getting better acquainted with the local area. To help you with that last part, we’ve compiled a fully comprehensive guide.

Below, you’ll find all the vital information you might need before your big day, including what happens in the driving test, how you can improve your chances of success and more!


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Tests Offered at Inveraray

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No car parking spaces are available at this test centre


Male and female toilets are available

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How To Get There

As you progress through your driving lessons, your instructor will take you around the Inveraray test centre and its local roads, slowly building up your knowledge of the area. This means you don’t have to worry about finding it all by yourself. Of course, if you’re an eager beaver and can’t wait to take a peek before your lessons start, you can use these simple directions!

A Bit More About Inveraray

When it comes to your driving test route, the examiner will leave no stone unturned in their attempts to make sure that you’re ready to take to the roads unsupervised. The Inveraray test centre is surrounded by a range of local businesses, not to mention the bustling A83, which means that heavy road and foot traffic is likely. To stay on the ball, you’ll need to keep making your observations—don’t forget your blindspots either!

The examiner won’t keep you in the Inveraray area for long. Eventually, they’ll guide you onto the A83 or the A819. This will give them a chance to monitor your ability to adapt to different speed systems and your overall speed awareness. As you head further afield, you’ll encounter more rural roads—pay close attention to your speed when you approach any bends!

Wondering where your driving test manoeuvre will fit in? The examiner will probably pick out a local car park, or a quiet road, in the Inveraray area.

If you’re on the lookout for more general information about the area of Inveraray, you can check out these links:

Inveraray Test Pass Rates

If you’re fascinated by driving test pass rates, you’ve come to the right place! We love analysing the DVSA’s latest pass rates. In fact, we spend a lot of our time analysing their data to see if there are any standout trends or patterns. If you head on over to the PassMeFast Blog, you can get a better look at how factors like age, gender and location can play a role in a learner’s chances of passing their driving test.

If time is of the essence, however, we’ll keep it short. Learners in the UK currently have a 45.9% chance of passing their practical. Not impressed? Those heading to Inveraray test centre seem to have a much better chance, as you can see in the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
- - 72.2% 84.1% 83.3%

What If I Can't Go To Inveraray? 

Not sold on the idea of taking your practical at Inveraray test centre? Or are you trying to increase your chances of getting an earlier test date? Your closest alternative test centre option is:

What To Expect On The Day

You probably didn’t think you’d ever reach this point, but you’re now able to take to the roads without the help of your instructor. Congratulations—becoming test-ready is no mean feat! Don’t worry if you’re feeling a bit nervous, though. Just read through our top relaxation tips and our guide on how to avoid test day nerves. They’ll work a treat!

On the day of your test, you and your instructor will arrive at Inveraray test centre 10 minutes early. You’ll then meet your examiner, show them your provisional and then sign a form. Once that’s all out of the way, your driving test will begin!

It will consist of:

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

When it comes to learning to drive, the most important decision you’ll have to make is which driving school or instructor you want to learn with. If you’re not careful, you could end up stuck with a rigid learning schedule, or, even worse, be forced into taking time off work to fit in your lessons! If you pick a school like PassMeFast, however, you could end up with a true fairy tale ending!

PassMeFast believes in tailoring courses to suit all types of learners. Whether you’ve got heaps of spare time, or can only learn in the evening or at weekends, our courses are completely flexible. We work around your schedule, not the other way around! We’ll match you up with an Inveraray instructor and together, you’ll work on building up your familiarity with the local area and your general driving experience. We’ll even fast-track your test so that you don’t have to deal with waiting times!

Ready to get started? Get a closer look at our intensive and semi-intensive driving courses on our course prices page. If you’d like to discuss your options further, you can give one of our friendly sales team members a call on 0333 123 4949. Of course, if you already know what you want, you can book online instead!

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