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Bury St Edmunds Practical Driving Test Centre

Bury St Edmunds is a historic market town located in Suffolk, England, with a rich heritage dating back over a thousand years. It is known for its medieval architecture, picturesque surroundings, and vibrant cultural scene. The town’s most iconic landmark is the Bury St Edmunds Abbey, once one of the wealthiest and most powerful monasteries in England. Today, the abbey ruins are a major attraction, surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland known as the Abbey Gardens. Bury St Edmunds boasts a charming town center with a mix of medieval and Georgian buildings, including the elegant St. Mary’s Church and the historic Angel Hotel, which has hosted famous guests such as Charles Dickens. The town’s market, held twice weekly, offers a variety of local produce, crafts, and goods. The town is also known for its brewing heritage, with the Greene King Brewery located here since 1799. Visitors can tour the brewery and sample traditional ales. Surrounded by the scenic Suffolk countryside, Bury St Edmunds provides opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, and exploring nearby nature reserves and historic sites. If you’re preparing for your driving test in Bury St Edmunds, you may encounter a mix of road types, including urban streets, roundabouts, and potentially some rural roads. Familiarizing yourself with the local road layout and traffic conditions will be important for a successful driving test experience. Best of luck on your driving test in Bury St Edmunds, a town steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty!


Tritron House St Andrews Street North Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 1TJ


No public toilets available.

Tests Offered At Bury St Edmunds

Car, Motorcycle module 2

Disabled Access

Arrangements Can Be Made For Disabled Access


Park in the public car park opposite the fire station. Designated spaces are at the bottom of the car park down to the left


01284 753891

Check out the – ‘book your driving test’ service for availability.


Downloading Driving Test Routes

You can download test routes for your mobile device or Sat Nav. Our test routes are available in .GPX file format and are compatible with popular navigation apps such as TomTom Go App, available for both iPhone and Android, as well as TomTom, Garmin, Navigon, and CoPilot Live SatNav systems, Download Driving Test Routes. The most cost-effective option is to use the TomTom Go App on your mobile phone with a phone holder. Our guide on how to use the TomTom Go App makes it easy to navigate the test routes and ace your driving test. Check out our guide on how to use TomTom Go App


What to expect on your practical driving test at Bury St Edmunds Test Centre?

This is the day and finally you are ready to take your practical driving test! Of course you will be  feeling a little nervous? you don’t need to be, the examiner is just going to be observing you driving safely, and the test is very straight forward and shouldn’t be anything new to you.

On the day of the test you just need to be at a Bury St Edmunds Test Centre 10 mins before your test, making sure you have your Provisional Driving License with you. The test will be as follows. 

  • An eyesight test,  you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres.
  • One “tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance. (click here)

20 minutes of general driving, where you’ll be following instructions from the driving test examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres


One “show me” questions covering vehicle controls, this will be asked while you are driving along. (click here)

  • 20 minutes of independent driving,  you will either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination
  • You may also be asked to perform an emergency stop.

Once you get back to Bury St Edmunds driving test centre, you’ll find out if all of your hard work has paid off. The examiner will tell you the result and give you some feedback which will contain any faults you might have accumulated. If you pass, the examiner will also give you a test pass certificate and the opportunity to send off for your new licence then and there. The full test report will be sent to you via the email that you provided when you booked your driving test.

More details can be found  Here

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More about Bury St Edmunds Test Centre

If you’re to be a qualified driver in the a test area, be prepared to face a variety of difficult traffic conditions and road types. Whilst the driving examiner isn’t looking to fail you, their job is to make sure that you are actually ready to remove the L plates. As such, they’ll take you through a thorough test to see if you can handle safely all of the challenges Bury St Edmunds has to offer. With a variety of dual carriageways, residential roads, and congested areas, you’ll also need to be at ease with responding to different speed limits, it is worth practising this well as there are a lot of narrow streets. The test centre is based on an industrial estate area but with many test routes that take you out onto the dual carriageways and these are definitely worth practising. Also, it is worth practising some of the larger roundabouts around the test centre.

Want to be more familiar with Bury St Edmunds? here are some useful links below.

Driving Test Routes

Having local knowledge of the test area will give you a great advantage when it comes to taking your driving test. The DVSA does not make test routes public however, The test routes available on our site are the knowledge gained from local driving instructors who are able to either sit in on lessons or can track their cars whilst they are out on test. They are all current routes that can be used by the DVSA examiners. Downloading the test routes yourself if you have someone else that you can practise driving with will be a huge advantage and potentially save you a considerable amount of money and possibly speed up the time it will take to pass your test.

We are so confident in the quality of our test routes we always offer a free sample of one of the routes for you to take look at and practice before buying the full pack of routes – click HERE for a FREE Bury St Edmunds Driving Test Route

What If I Fail?

It can be very upsetting to not pass your driving test, but as you can see from the figures above that quite a few people do not pass their driving test immediately, it may take them several attempts. Don’t be disheartened by this and take the time to do further practise and seek professional advice from an instructor if you feel it is nessasary.

 Once you feel ready to take your test you can re-book through the – ‘book your driving test’ service additionally, you can use various websites/apps to find earlier cancellation appointments the one we recommend is below.

If you need a new driving instructor try searching for one at Drive Academy – one of the UK’s leading directories of driving instructors