You tell us where in Edinburgh you’re based and we’ll have you covered! A few of our most popular areas are:
Leith, Granton, Edinburgh Old Town, Slateford, Portobello, Gilmerton, Liberton, Morningside, Colington and East Craigs.
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Between the hills and cobbles, Edinburgh isn’t the easiest city to drive around in, and we know that all too well! There are a lot of areas in Edinburgh that aren’t accessible to private vehicles, such as Princes Street and Shandwick Place. Not only that, but many of these restricted streets aren’t clearly signposted, so it helps to be familiar with the area!
Our local driving instructors have heaps of ideas when it comes to places to practise driving in Edinburgh. If you’re stuck for ideas, you could try the loop around Silverknowes Golf Club. Head down Marine Drive, up Silverknowes Road and then along Muirhouse Parkway. This is a route taken by lots of learners as it’s wide and quiet - ideal for perfecting your parking or three-point turn!
Edinburgh is a fantastic place to practise hill starts if you’re learning in a manual transmission car. But if you’re new to driving you’re best off avoiding some of the areas around Edinburgh University during term time, when traffic will be a little higher on weekdays. You’ll also want to keep a keen eye out for cyclists and watch out for black ice in the winter!
Once you’re ready to look towards your practical driving test, you’ll need to put in some hours around the area of your chosen test centre. Make sure that you also research the test routes and get some helpful tips for passing the driving test in Edinburgh.
Whether you’re after a manual or automatic licence we’ve got an instructor for you.
With heaps of hills and heavy traffic in the centre of town, some people might prefer to learn to drive in an automatic car in Edinburgh, which is easier to get to grips with than a manual one. However, once you qualify with an automatic license, you will only be able to drive an automatic car.
On the other hand, a manual licence qualifies you to drive either an automatic or manual car once you pass your test. Lessons are also slightly cheaper for manual driving lessons compared to automatic lessons. Before you book your first driving lesson make sure you’re happy with the transmission style you’ve chosen.
It’s important to get plenty of practice on the routes that could come up in your practical driving test. Your driving instructor will help you to pick a test centre and make sure that you’re learning the right routes. Check out the DVSA driving test centres page!
We’ve helped over 300,000 learners pass their driving test so far. Imagine how many are in Edinburgh! Why not take a look at some of the lovely things they’ve said about us?