Driving schools in Folkestone

Folkestone ( FOHK-stən) is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England. The town lies on the southern edge of the North Downs at a valley between two cliffs. It was an important harbour and shipping port for most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

There has been a settlement in this location since the Mesolithic era. A nunnery was founded by Eanswith, granddaughter of Æthelberht of Kent in the 7th century, who is still commemorated as part of the town’s culture. During the 13th century it subsequently developed into a seaport and the harbour developed during the early 19th century to provide defence against a French invasion. Folkestone expanded further west after the arrival of the railway in 1843 as an elegant coastal resort, thanks to the investment of the Earl of Radnor under the urban plan of Decimus Burton.

In its heyday – during the Edwardian era – Folkestone was considered the most fashionable resort of the time, visited by royalties – amongst them Queen Victoria and Edward VII and other members of the English aristocracy. The architecture of the town, especially in the West End part of the town is a testimony of this period with many impressive buildings, townhouses, villas, private squares and large hotels built to accommodate the gentry. After two world wars and the boom of the overseas holiday package, the town quickly declined. The harbour’s trade diminished following the opening of the nearby Channel Tunnel and the ending of ferry services from Folkestone, but it still remains in active use.

Top rated driving schools within 5 miles of Folkestone, Kent

Business Name Rating Categories Phone Number Address
Pass 1st School of MotoringPass 1st School of Motoring
1 review
Driving Schools +447597700205 34 Bouverire Square, Folkestone CT20 1BA, United Kingdom
len button driver traininglen button driver training
1 review
Driving Schools +447746001271 8 Walton Gardens, Folkestone CT19 5PP, United Kingdom
Big Red L CoBig Red L Co
1 review
Driving Schools +441303279755 29 Limes Road, Folkestone CT19 4AU, United Kingdom
Lindsays Automatic Driving SchoolLindsays Automatic Driving School
1 review
Driving Schools +441303239086 95b Seabrook Road, Hythe CT21 5RB, United Kingdom

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Common questions asked by learner drivers in Folkestone

Q: How much is a 2 hour driving lesson in UK?
A: 2 hour driving lesson in the UK typically costs around £40.

Q: How much is the driving theory test in UK?
A: The driving theory test in the UK typically costs around £23.

Q: Can you learn to drive in a week?
A: It is possible to learn to drive in a week, but it is not recommended. It is better to take your time and learn at a pace that suits you.

Q: How many lessons do you need to pass the driving test?
A: There is no set number of lessons you need to pass the driving test, as everyone learns at a different pace. However, it is typically recommended that you have at least 20 hours of professional driving lessons, plus additional private practice, before taking your test.

Q: How long is a driving test?
A: The driving test in the UK lasts around 40 minutes.

Q: How many lessons does a first time driver need?
A: A first time driver typically needs around 30 hours of professional driving lessons, plus additional private practice, before taking their driving test.

Q: What happens if a learner driver is caught alone in the UK?
A: If a learner driver is caught driving alone in the UK, they will face a fine of up to £1,000 and their driving licence will be revoked.

Q: Is UK driving licence hard to get?
A: The driving licence process in the UK is not particularly difficult, but it is important to make sure you are well prepared before taking your test.

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