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  • 10 Feb, 2018

Theory Test Centre - Carlisle


10A Lowther Street, 

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Address of Carlisle Theory Test Centre

UK Driving theory tests in Carlisle are conducted in Lowther Street. The complete address is:

10A Lowther Street, 

You can contact Carlisle test centre by calling Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) customer support at 03002001122 or emailing at Phone lines are open from Monday to Friday between 8am to 4pm.

Please Note: If you need wheelchair access please call 0300 200 1188 for further information.

How to reach Carlisle Theory Test Centre

If you going by car, then there is no parking space in Lowther Street. Nearest available parking is at Mary Street which is just 4 mins walking distance from the test centre. There are 30 parking spaces available. It's not a covered car park. It got disabled parking spaces. It’s a Pay and Display and you can pay on site by cash. Full address of this parking is:

Mary Street

If you didn’t find any parking space above then another parking option is available in Court Square which is just 6 mins walking distance from the test centre. There are 60 parking spaces available. It's not a covered car park. You can park free for 2 hours. Quoted as of 10/02/2018 with Parkopedia ( It got disabled parking spaces. Full address of this parking is:

Virgin Trains
Carlisle Station - Short Stay Car Park
Court Square

If you travelling by train, then Carlisle rail station is only 0.2 miles (4 mins by walk) away from Carlisle theory test centre. Full address of Carlisle Rail Station is:

Carlisle Station
Court Square

Tickets and travel information of Carlisle Rail Station

National Rail Enquiries: 03457 48 49 50
0345 60 50 600
Welsh language line: 
0345 60 40 500
General station enquiries: 
03457 11 41 41

Below are the directions from google maps ( to reach to Carlisle theory test centre from Carlisle rail station: 

  1. Walk north-west towards Court Square Brow for 157 ft ↑
  2. Turn right onto Court Square Brow for 177 ft ↱
  3. Continue onto The Crescent/A7 for 262 ft ↑
  4. Slight right onto Warwick Rd/A7 for 92 ft ↱
  5. Turn right to stay on Warwick Rd/A7 for 102 ft ↱
  6. Turn left onto Crosby St for 233 ft ↰
  7. Destination will be on the left ←

Facilities Available at Carlisle Theory Test Centre

Theory test is conducted by Pearson and there is no information available regarding toilet facilities at this theory test centre. If you required these we suggest to contact DVSA directly. If you need wheelchair access please call 0300 200 1188 for further information.

Disabled access: Yes
Welsh Online: No
Tests Available: Car, motorcycle, Lorries, Buses and Coaches

Statistics of Carlisle Theory Test Centre

Data released by DVSA suggests that at Carlisle test centre, total 3,039 males’ book online driving theory tests between April2016-March 2017. Out of which only 1,383 managed to pass their online UK driving theory test which is only 45.5% pass rate of theory test.

Females did better in same test centre as total 2,615 female’s book driving theory test for the same period at Carlisle. Out of which 1,335 managed to pass their online UK driving theory test which makes pass rate of 51.1%.

Overall, combining both male and female, total 5,658 book online theory tests for same period. Out of which 2,720 manage to pass their UK driving theory test which is a pass rate of just 48.1%.

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You can book online driving theory test easily with Book Driving Theory (Visit Book Driving Theory Pricing Plans). We act as an intermediary between you and DVSA and we look after all your online driving theory test booking needs. We offer several plans which give you protection against failure, so in case you fail your UK driving theory test then we will rebook you absolutely free (terms apply)

In addition, with all plans, Book Driving Theory also provides several other free services like the change to theory test centre, date or time along with free test date reminders so you will never miss your test again.

About the UK Driving Theory Test

UK driving theory test is a computer screen based test which comprises of two parts: multiple choice questions and hazard perception. DVSA designed theory test to particularly test learner driver’s knowledge of rules of the road and best driving practice. You can find detail information at:

DSA Driving Theory Test

After You Book Your Theory Test

Once you completed your booking with us, we will email you your confirmation of date and time of your test along with a reference number. In case of any issues just contact us and we will do our best to sort things out for you as soon as possible.

Cancelling and Rescheduling The Theory Test

You can change date and time of your theory test though you must give us minimum of five working days’ notice. If you need to cancel your theory test, we will refund you in full as long as you us a minimum of 5 working days’ notice.

Attending Your Theory Test

Arrive atleast 15 minutes before at Carlisle Theory test Centre as you may be refused to enter in case of late arrival and you will lose your test fee. Arriving without appropriate identity documents will also deemed to refuse entry and loss of test fee.

What to Take to Your Theory Test

You are required to take your UK photocard driving licence to your theory test. In case, you have a licence issued from Northern Ireland, then take both photocard and paper counterpart licence.

If you don’t take right documents, your test will be cancelled and you won’t get any money back/refund, so make sure you got all required documents with you.

Lost your Driving Licence

If you lost your driving licence, you need to apply for a replacement. It will take up to 15 days to arrive. Use the following link for same:

Also don’t forget to rearrange your theory test if you don’t get the new driving licence in time.

Got Paper Licence

If you got paper licence then you must take passport with your paper licence. If you don’t have a passport then either apply for a photocard licence or get a passport. Use the following link to exchange a paper licence to a photocard licence:

Personal Belongings

It’s not allowed to take any personal belongings into the test room. This includes:

  • Watches
  • Mobile Phones
  • Earphones
  • Bags
  • Purses
  • Wallets
  • Any kind of papers, notes

In test centre, you will be provided a locker where you need to store all these belongings before heading towards test room. Test centre staff may also check to ensure that you don’t have anything which can be used for cheating. You are allowed to take test, if you don’t permit them to check.

It’s illegal to cheat at the theory test. You can be sent to prison and banned from driving.

After Your Theory Test

Once you have given your theory test, you will be issued a pass/fail certificate. It will show you your core and how well you performed in each module. Don’t forget to collect it and also don’t lose this certificate. We are confident that you will pass with bright colours but in case it was a bad day we will rebook you for free as long as you fulfilled our simple terms and conditions (terms apply).

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