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Driving Theory Test Centres in Skipton

This theory test centre sits right in the middle of the market town of Skipton. It’s a really convenient location for both locals and those coming from in and around the North Yorkshire area. Read on to find out more about this location, including transport links, pass rates, contact details and more!


Suite 3 High Street House High Street Skipton North Yorkshire BD23 2HU

Phone Number

0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.

Waiting Times

2 months Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.


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Arriving at Skipton Theory Test Centre

By public transport

If you’re arriving by train it couldn’t be easier to get to the test centre—it’s just a 9-minute walk from Skipton station! Get yourself onto Broughton Road, turn left at the high street and the centre should be right there.

Those coming by bus are also in for a straightforward journey. Depending on the direction you’re coming from, get off at either the Caroline Square or Doctor’s Surgery bus stop. The test centre is only a few minutes’ walk from both.

For more information on transport in Skipton, head to the North Yorkshire County Council website.

By car

Lucky enough to nab a lift to your test? Simply enter BD23 2HU into the sat nav and hit the road! The most common routes tend to include the A59 and/or the A629.


The theory test centre itself doesn’t provide parking spaces, but there are plenty of affordable options nearby. Waller Hill car park is a 4-minute walk from the centre and charges just £2.30 for 2 hours of parking. If that’s already full when you arrive, head to the High Street car park. You’ll be charged exactly the same price and it’s still only a 6-minute walk to your test.

Pass Rates by Year

Skipton is a fairly new theory test centre, so there aren’t a lot of stats available to compare them to other centres close by. Nevertheless, from what’s been recorded so far, it seems to be doing very well! Skipton’s pass rates sit higher than the national average.

Pass rates shouldn’t be taken too seriously by learners, though—how you do on the test really is up to you. The test is going to be the same no matter where you take it.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
N/A 52.8% 50.8% 49.9% 49.9%

Guides and Tips

Nothing sets you up to ace a test like lots of studying and revision. It’s not exactly fun, but it’s true! Be sure to get clued up on your driving theory knowledge well before you head off to take the test. Want some help? Make use of study aids like these:

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

Cropped Google Map with pin over Bradford theory test centre

1st Floor
Caspian House
61 East Parade

15.9 miles away

By rail: Bradford Interchange

2017/18 pass rate: 41.8%

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5th Floor
Ramsden House
New Street

23.8 miles away

By rail: Huddersfield

2017/18 pass rate: 46.0%

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For those coming from outside of Skipton who still want to feel fresh and ready the morning of the test, it might be an idea to book a room in a local hotel the night before. You can’t beat a good night’s sleep, after all! Here are a few good options:

The Unicorn★★☆☆☆

Just round the corner from the test centre sits this charming little B&B. For a very reasonable price you’ll get a lovely room with complimentary WiFi and breakfast. Super clean, super friendly and super convenient!

Boutique 25★★★★☆

For accommodation oozing with style and decadence, treat yourself to a night at Boutique 25. The unique rooms are tastefully decorated and include king size beds and roll top baths. The property also includes a trendy basement cellar bar, so you can enjoy a cheeky drink before hitting the hay.

Woolly Sheep Inn★★★★☆

The Woolly Sheep Inn is a traditional Yorkshire pub that offers everything you would expect and more. Delicious food, tasty ales and 12 clean and comfortable rooms where you can catch a great night’s sleep.

Places to Celebrate

Finished your theory test and not quite ready to say goodbye to Skipton? Stick around for an hour or two and experience some of the local delights. Check out a few great options:

Alexander’s Bar and Kitchen

This European inspired bar and kitchen is a great place to while away an evening. Funky decor, fancy food and a fabulous atmosphere—this place has it all. Sip on a cocktail, peruse the food menu and relax.

VSQ, Gin and More Bar

Bit of a strange name, but stay with us here. This place is a little gem right in the heart of Skipton. Brilliant service, tempting bar snacks and an extensive gin menu that’s hard to beat! Head over, grab a seat and find out why this is a favourite spot among the locals.

The Cock and Bottle

This place sells itself as ‘Skipton’s friendliest local’. With home-cooked food, tradition cask ales and welcoming staff, they might be right! You can also enjoy some of the nightly entertainment if you time your visit right. Will it be comedy, a quiz or some live music? Pop in for a drink to find out!

What Happens Next?

Skipton theory test centre is definitely worth considering if you live in the North Yorkshire area. It’s conveniently located in the centre of town and there’s plenty to do and see when you’re done with the test. Plus, no matter where you’re coming from, the range of public transport options should make your journey a breeze.

Completed the theory and eager to keep moving towards that qualified driver status? It’s time to start looking towards the practical test. Use your theory test pass number (which you’ll find on your certificate) to book a test appointment at your local centre. If you’re from Skipton, your nearest options will be Skipton, Steeton or Bradford Heaton.

Maybe you didn’t pass the theory test first time around—and that’s OK! Don’t waste time feeling bad about it; book yourself another test and keep your fingers crossed that it will be second time lucky. When booking, just remember that the DVSA requires you to leave a gap of 3 working days between theory tests. Good luck!

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