Castle Douglas Driving Test Centre Routes

Practical Driving Test Centre Address:

Carlingwark Cottage
Carlingwark Arc
Buchan Street
Castle Douglas
Dumfries
DG7 1TH

Castle Douglas

Average Pass Rate:

56.2%

Centre Telephone Number:

  01556 502422

Castle Douglas is a small test centre near Dumfries, Scotland. In fact last year only 153 took their test there (83 Passed). The test is likely to involve a lot of rural driving due to the location of the test centre but also involve driving on the A75, which is a busy road.  On your test, the route could involve roundabouts, crossroads and junctions of a complex nature. This is why practising Castle Douglas’s test routes is so important.

DTC: Driving Test Centre | T/L: Traffic Light | EOR: End Of Road

Test Route 1

Maps to be added soon

Route Number Castle Douglas 1
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC 2 nd right
Abercrombie Rd / A713 Right (after Rugby ground)
B795 Right
Dunmuir Rd Left
St Georges Right
Hillowtown Drive Right
Robb Place EOR right , EOR left
Hillowtown Drive Right, EOR right
St Georges EOR left
Dunmuir Rd EOR right
Ernespie Rd Roundabout right
King St 3 rd left
Church St EOR right
Queen St Left
St Andrews St 2 nd right
King St 3 rd right
Market St EOR left
Queen St 2 nd right
New Market St EOR left
Oakwell Rd Roundabout ahead
King St 2 nd right
Academy St EOR right
DTC

Test Route 2

Route Number Castle Douglas 2
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC EOR left
King St Roundabout ahead
Ernespie Rd Roundabout right
A745 Roundabout right
A75 Left
B795 Left
Dunmuir Rd EOR right
Ernespie Rd Roundabout left
Oakwell Rd 2 nd right
Torrs Rd 2 nd right
Gordon Drive / Brown Crescent EOR right
Gordon Drive EOR left
Torrs Rd EOR left
Oakwell Rd Roundabout left
Queen St Left
Trueman St EOR right
New Market St EOR left
Queen St 3 rd left
St Andrews St 2 nd right
King St Left
Church St EOR right
DTC

Test Route 3

Route Number Castle Douglas 3
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Academy St Right
King St 2 nd right
St Andrews St / Abercrombie Rd Left
A75 Slip Rd EOR right
A75 Roundabout left
B736 2 nd right after 30mph limit
Marle St / Lochside Rd Right
Queen St 2 nd left
Academy St Right
King St Roundabout ahead
Ernespie Rd Roundabout right
A745 Roundabout left
A75 Right
A713 EOR right, ahead
Abercrombie Rd Left
Cairnsmore Rd / Railway Terrace EOR right
Cotton St
DTC

Test Route 4

Route Number Castle Douglas 4
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Cotton St 2 nd left
St Andrews St 2 nd left
Queen St 2 nd right
Jenny’s Loaning / Alvingham Ave EOR left
Torrs Rd EOR left
Oakwell Rd Roundabout right
Ernespie Rd Left
Dunmuir Rd Right
St Georges / Robb Place EOR left, EOR left
St Georges Right, EOR right, EOR left
Dunmuir Rd EOR left
Ernespie Rd Roundabout right
A745 Roundabout left
A75 Roundabout left
B736 / King St Right
Queen St 2 nd right
St Andrews St 2 nd right
King St 3 rd left
Cotton St
DTC

Test Route 5

Route Number Castle Douglas 5
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Academy St 2 nd right
Queen St Left
St Andrew St Right
St Andrews Drive / St Ringan Drive EOR left
Academy St 2 nd right
Queen St Roundabout right
Oakwell Rd Right
New Market St Right
Trueman St EOR left
Queen St Right
Market St EOR left
King St 2 nd right
Church St EOR right
Cotton St Left
Railway Terrace / Cairnsmore Rd EOR right
Abercrombie Rd Left
A75 Slip Rd EOR left
A75 Roundabout right
A745 Roundabout left
Ernespie Rd Roundabout ahead
Queen St 2 nd right
Academy St
DTC

General Information

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When booking your test it’s important to think about the time of day you’ll be taking it at. For example if you take your test in rush hour before the hours of 9 o’clock you will be likely to be stuck in traffic and compete against impatient drivers, anxious to get to work on time. However, after 9 the roads are less likely to be filled with traffic, giving you more space on the road. The table shown is our opinion on the optimum time to take your test, to avoid traffic.

On the day of the test, you will be required to complete 1 of 3 possible manoeuvres at a selected location on the route. This will either be a turn in the road ( 3 point turn), Parallel park or a bay park. The bay park however, can only be carried out at the end of the test on the test centre car park, so it can be useful to practice on the car park when the centre is closed if possible. It’s also at the examiner’s discretion to incorporate an emergency stop into the test.

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