Driving Theory Test Centres in Pitlochry

The Pitlochry theory test centre isn’t what you might expect. Rather than being in a dull, grey room on an industrial estate, it is located within a very picturesque hotel and coaching inn! While we certainly don’t recommend sneaking in a pint (if you’re of age) before the test, there’s no harm in treating yourself to a snack and a sit down after the test! Another perk to this test centre is that it sits just opposite the local train station, making it a convenient option for locals and visitors alike.

Eager to learn more? Delve into our complete guide to the Pitlochry theory test centre....


The Atholl Centre Atholl Road Pitlochry Perth and Kinross PH16 5BX

Phone Number

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


Arriving at Pitlochry Theory Test Centre

Nearest train station: Pitlochry (9-minute walk)

Nearest bus stop: Newholme Avenue (1-minute walk)

Nearest car park: Atholl Road (1-minute walk)

Pass Rates by Year

These numbers are pretty impressive! The overall pass rate at the Pitlochry theory test centre is consistently a few points above the national average. Take your test here and see if you can push it up even further!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
51.0% 52.8% 54.9% 56.3% 52.4% 75.0% 84.6%

Guides and Tips

Remember, a high pass rate does not necessarily mean that you personally have a good chance of passing at a particular test centre. The only way to boost your chances is to do plenty of revision beforehand. 

In terms of studying for the theory test, these are the topics you need to develop an understanding of:

  • Traffic signs
  • Essential driving skills
  • The Highway Code
  • Hazard perception

The first three are covered in the multiple choice section of the theory test, while the fourth is what the second half of the test is all about. You must pass both sections of the test to achieve an overall pass.

Here are some useful study resources that can help you get prepared for the theory test:

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

This might be the only theory test centre in Perth and Kinross, but it’s far from being the only theory test centre in Scotland! If you’d like to explore some other potential test locations, start with Stirling and Dundee.

What Happens Next?

You can’t even book a practical test without having passed the theory test first. This is because you need the number from your theory test pass certificate to book your practical appointment. Once you have this, it’s all systems go!

Book your practical test nice and early because it’s unlikely that there’ll be available appointment slots anytime soon. Just make sure you squeeze in enough time to complete your driving lessons. 

Not sure how many hours of lessons you require? If you’re a complete beginner, the DVSA recommends around 40-50 hours. For those who already have some experience, it can be a little harder to figure out. That’s why PassMeFast created the course recommender tool. It’s free and easy to use, so give it a go!

You might be surprised by how many hours of tuition you need to complete before you can consider yourself test ready. The thing is, though, if you take the intensive approach, the whole thing can be done and dusted in a matter of weeks or even days! Take a look at PassMeFast’s range of courses, or call 0333 123 4949 to find out how it all works.

Those who don’t want to put it off any longer can click the button below to launch their mission to earn a licence!

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