Dorchester Driving Test Centre Routes


Practical Driving Test Centre Address:

66 Peverell Avenue West
Poundbury
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 3SU

Dorchester

Average Pass Rate:

62.3%

Centre Telephone Number:

01305 757189

Dorchester driving test centre is next to Dorsets Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This means the test is likely to involve a heavy presence of rural driving. This should make your test easier! A couple of roads to practice would be the A35 and A354 as they will be busy A roads. On your test, the route could involve roundabouts, crossroads and junctions of a complex nature. This is why practising Dorchester’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

Dorchester Route Number 1
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR left
Prince of Wales Rd Mini roundabout left
Alington Rd Right
St Georges Rd 3 rd right
Eddison Ave EOR right
Ackerman Rd EOR left
St Georges Rd EOR right
Alington Rd Mini roundabout right 3 rd exit
Kings Rd EOR left
London Rd / High East St / High West St Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Bridport Rd 2 nd left
Williams Ave EOR right
Damers Rd 2 nd left
Alice Rd Right
Lorne Rd Right
Alice Rd Right
Cambridge Rd 4 th left
Baynards Rd EOR left
Coburg Rd / Marie Rd EOR left
Coburg Rd Left
Maud Rd Right
Edward Rd EOR right
Weymouth Ave Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
By-Pass Section 2 Right
Feeder Rd Roundabout left
Alington Ave Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Alington Rd Mini roundabout left
Prince of Wales Rd 2 nd right
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 2

Dorchester Route Number 2
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR right
Prince of Wales Rd 2 nd right
Culliford Rd North EOR left
South Walks Rd 2 nd right
Trinity St EOR left
High West St Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Bridport Rd 4 th left
Damers Rd Right
Windsor Rd Left
Cambridge Rd Crossroads ahead, right
Marie Rd EOR right
Damers Rd 2 nd right
Maud Rd / Clarence Rd Mini roundabout ahead 2 nd exit, EOR right
Maiden Castle Rd Left
Britannia Way EOR left
Roman Rd / Apollo Close EOR left
Roman Rd EOR left
Celtic Crescent EOR right
Maiden Castle Rd EOR right
Weymouth Ave Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
By-Pass Section Two / By- Pass Section One Left
Stinsford Hill / London Rd Left
Kings Rd Mini roundabout left
Alington Rd Mini roundabout right 2 nd exit
Prince of Wales Rd 2 nd right
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 3


Dorchester Route Number 3
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR left
Prince of Wales Rd Mini roundabout left
Alington Rd Mini roundabout left
Kings Rd Left, crossroads ahead
Barnes Way Follow right into
Monmouth Rd Mini roundabout ahead, left
Rothesay Rd Right
South Court Ave Left
Grosvenor Rd Right
Manor Rd Crossroads ahead
Grosvenor Crescent EOR left
Manor Rd Right
Rothesay Rd EOR right
Mellstock Ave EOR right
Herrington Rd EOR left
Maumbury Rd T/L ahead, 3 rd right
Great Western Rd EOR left
South Walks Rd T/L left
Acland Rd 2 x mini roundabouts ahead
Church St EOR right
High East St / London Rd / Stinsford Hill Roundabout right 3 rd exit
By-Pass Section One Left
Feeder Rd Roundabout left
Alington Ave Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Alington Rd Mini roundabout left
Prince of Wales Rd 2 nd right
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 4

Dorchester Route Number 4
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR right
Prince of Wales Rd Right
Kings Rd Right, mini roundabout right
Alington Rd Left
St Georges Rd 3 rd right
Eddison Ave EOR left
Ackerman Rd EOR left
Alington Rd Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Alington Ave Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Feeder Rd EOR left
By-Pass Section Two Roundabout left
Weymouth Ave 2 nd left
Chalky Rd Left
Herrington Rd Right
Mellstock Ave Right
Weatherbury Way 3 rd left
Shaston Crescent EOR left
Weatherbury Way EOR left
Mellstock Ave Right
Rothesay Rd 3 rd right
South Court Ave Right
Manor Rd EOR right
South Court Ave Roundabout left
Culliford Rd Mini roundabout ahead, T/L right
Prince of Wales Rd Left
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 5


Dorchester Route Number 5
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR left
Prince of Wales Rd Mini roundabout left
Alington Rd Mini roundabout left
Kings Rd Follow right
Icen Way Follow left
South Walks Rd 2 nd right
Trinity St EOR left
High West St Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Bridport Rd T/L ahead, 2 nd right
Wessex Rd EOR left
Whitfield Rd EOR left
Bridport Rd Right
Gloucester Rd EOR right
Damers Rd Left
Windsor Rd Crossroads ahead, EOR left
Coburg Rd 3 rd right
Baynards Rd / Castle Close EOR left
Baynards Rd EOR right
Cambridge Rd 4 th left
Marie Rd Staggered junction ahead
Gloucester Rd EOR left
Bridport Rd 3 x roundabouts ahead, roundabout left
By-Pass Section Three Roundabout ahead
By-Pass Section Two Right
Feeder Rd Roundabout left
Alington Ave Roundabout ahead
Alington Rd Mini roundabout left
Prince of Wales Rd 2 nd left
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 6

Dorchester Route Number 6
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR right
Prince of Wales Rd T/L ahead, EOR left
Weymouth Ave T/L ahead, 2 nd right
Queens Ave Mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout right
Clarence Rd EOR left
Maiden Castle Rd Right
Celtic Crescent 2 nd left
Minerva Close EOR left
Celtic Crescent Right
Roman Rd 2n right
Britannia Way EOR right
Maiden Castle Rd EOR right
Weymouth Ave Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
By-Pass Section Three Roundabout right 4 th exit
Bridport Rd 3 x roundabouts ahead, roundabout right
Albert Rd / Cornwall Rd T/L ahead
Maumbury Rd 2 nd left
Upper Fairfield Rd EOR left
Weymouth Ave / South Walks Rd T/L ahead, right
Culliford Rd North 4 th left
Prince Of Wales Rd Left
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 7


Dorchester Route Number 7
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR left
Prince of Wales Rd Mini roundabout left
Alington Rd Mini roundabout right 3 rd exit
Kings Rd EOR right T/L
London Rd / Stinsford Hill Roundabout left
Puddletown Rd / Puddletown By-Pass Northbrook exit left
Slip Rd Roundabout right 4 th exit
Blandford Rd Roundabout ahead, left
Backwater Follow right
Mill St Left
Orford St EOR left
Mill St EOR right
High St Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Slip Rd Onto
Puddletown Rd Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
By-Pass Section One Left
Feeder Rd Roundabout left
Alington Ave Roundabout left
Buckingham Way Right
Balmoral Crescent EOR left
Buckingham Way Right
Balmoral Crescent EOR left
Buckingham Way Roundabout left
Alington Rd Right
Ackerman Rd Right
Eddison Ave EOR left
St Georges Rd EOR right
Alington Rd Mini roundabout left
Kings Rd left, left
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 8

Dorchester Route Number 8
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR left
Prince of Wales Rd Mini roundabout left
Alington Rd Mini roundabout right 3 rd exit
Kings Rd EOR left
London Rd / High East St / High
West St
Roundabout right 3 rd exit
The Grove / New Rd Roundabout left
By-Pass Section Four Roundabout left
Bridport Rd 3 x roundabouts ahead, 3 rd right
Gloucester Rd EOR left
Damers Rd Right
Alice Rd 2 nd right
Cambridge Rd 2 x crossroads ahead, left
Windsor Rd Left
Damers Rd Follow left into
Blagdon Rd Follow left into
Cambridge Rd / Elizabeth Place EOR right
Cambridge Rd Left
Baynards Rd EOR left
Coburg Rd Crossroads ahead, EOR right
Edward Rd EOR left
Weymouth Ave Right
Maumbury Rd Left
Monmouth Rd Mini roundabout left
Culliford Rd Right
Prince of Wales Rd Left
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 9


Dorchester Route Number 9
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR right
Prince of Wales Rd Left
Barnes Way Follow right
Monmouth Rd Mini roundabout left
Culliford Rd Roundabout right 3 rd exit
South Court Ave 2 nd left
Rothesay Rd Crossroads ahead, EOR left
Mellstock Ave Right
Weatherbury Way 2 nd right, EOR right
Shaston Crescent / Egdon Rd EOR right
Shaston Crescent EOR right
Weatherbury Way EOR left
Mellstock Ave EOR right
Herrington Rd 2 nd right
The Triangle EOR right
South Court Ave / Maumbury Rd T/L right
Weymouth Ave 4 th left
Trinity St EOR left
High West St Roundabout right 3 rd exit
The Grove / New Rd Roundabout left
By-Pass Section Four Roundabout left
Bridport Rd 3 x roundabouts ahead, 4 th right
Williams Ave EOR left
Damers Rd T/L ahead
Great Western Rd EOR left
The Junction Right
Prince of Wales Rd 4 th left
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 10

Dorchester Route Number 10
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR right
Prince of Wales Rd 2 nd right
Culliford Rd North EOR right
South Walks Rd Left
Icen Way EOR left
High East St / High West St Roundabout right 3 rd exit
The Grove 3 rd right
Old Sherborne Rd 4 th left
East Hill / West Hill EOR left crossroads
North St EOR left
Yeovil Rd Roundabout ahead
New Rd / The Grove Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Bridport Rd 2 nd left T/L
Williams Ave EOR right
Damers Rd Left
Maud Rd / Clarence Rd Mini roundabout left
Queens Ave Mini roundabout left
Clarence Rd EOR right
Maiden Castle Rd 2 nd left
Celtic Crescent 3 rd left
Cunnington Close EOR left
Celtic Crescent EOR right
Maiden Castle Rd EOR left
Weymouth Ave 3 rd right
Prince of Wales Rd 4 th left
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 11


Dorchester Route Number 11
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR right
Prince of Wales Rd 2 nd left
Culliford Rd Mini roundabout ahead, roundabout right
South Court Ave 3 rd left
Grosvenor Rd / Grosvenor Crescent EOR left
Grosvenor Rd Left
Manor Rd Crossroads ahead, right
Rothesay Rd Right
South Court Ave Right
Manor Rd EOR right
Herrington Rd EOR left
Maumbury Rd 2 nd right T/L
Weymouth Ave 3 rd left
Great Western Rd T/L right
Cornwall Rd / Albert Rd Roundabout right 3 rd exit
High West St / High East St / London
Rd / Stinsford Hill
Roundabout right 3 rd exit
By-Pass Section One Left
Feeder Rd Roundabout left
Alington Ave Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Alington Rd Mini roundabout left
Prince of Wales Rd 2 nd right
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 12

Dorchester Route Number 12
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR left
Prince of Wales Rd Mini roundabout left
Alington Rd Mini roundabout left
Kings Rd Follow right
Icen Way Follow left
South Walks Rd Right
Acland Rd 2 x roundabouts ahead 2 nd exit
Church St EOR left
High East St / High West St Roundabout left
Albert Rd / Cornwall Rd 2 nd right T/L
Damers Rd Left
Maud Rd 3 rd left
Edward Rd Right
Coburg Rd Crossroads ahead, right
Clarence Rd Mini roundabout ahead, EOR right
Maiden Castle Rd 2 nd left
Celtic Crescent 5 th left
Roman Rd EOR left
Celtic Crescent EOR right
Maiden Castle Rd EOR right
Weymouth Ave Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
By-Pass Section Two Right
Feeder Rd Roundabout left
Alington Ave Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Alington Rd Mini roundabout left
Prince of Wales Rd 2 nd right
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 13


Dorchester Route Number 13
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR left
Prince of Wales Rd Mini roundabout left
Alington Rd Mini roundabout right 3 rd exit
Kings Rd EOR left
London Rd / High East St / High West St Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Bridport Rd Right
Poundbury Rd 2 nd left
Normandy Way / Chestnut
Way / Cedar Rd
EOR right
Poundbury Rd EOR left
Wessex Rd EOR right
Bridport Rd Left
Gloucester Rd Staggered junction ahead
Marie Rd Crossroads ahead
Louise Rd EOR left
Marie Rd EOR left
Coburg Rd Crossroads ahead, left
Clarence Rd Mini roundabout ahead, EOR left
Maiden Castle Rd EOR right
Weymouth Ave Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
By-Pass Section Two Right
Feeder Rd Roundabout left
Alington Ave Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Alington Rd Mini roundabout left
Prince of Wales Rd 2 nd left
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 14

Dorchester Route Number 14
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR right
Prince of Wales Rd 2 nd left
Culliford Rd Mini roundabout ahead, roundabout right
South Court Ave Left
Manor Rd EOR left
Herrington Rd Left
Mellstock Ave 2 nd left
Kingsbere Crescent EOR left
Mellstock Ave Left
Rothesay Rd 2 nd left
Manor Rd Left
Rothesay Rd Left
South Court Ave / Maumbury Rd T/L left
Weymouth Ave 3 rd right
Maiden Castle Rd Right
Clarence Rd Mini roundabout ahead
Maud Rd EOR right
Damers Rd / Great Western Rd EOR left
the Junction / Trinity St EOR right
High West St / High East St / London Rd / Stinsford Hill Roundabout right 3 rd exit
By-Pass Section One Left
Feeder Rd Roundabout left
Alington Ave Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Alington Rd Mini roundabout left
Prince of Wales Rd 2 nd right
Kingsbere Crescent Right
Athelstan Rd
DTC

Test Route 15


Dorchester Route Number 15
DTC
Athelstan Rd EOR right
Prince of Wales Right
Kings Rd Left
Icen Way Follow left
South Walks Rd Right
Acland Rd 2 x mini roundabouts ahead
Church St EOR left
High East St / High West St Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Bridport Rd T/L ahead, left
Gloucester Rd Staggered junction ahead
Marie Rd 2 nd left
Lorne Rd Right
Alice Rd Crossroads ahead, EOR right
Louise Rd Left
Alice Rd Left
Cambridge Rd 3 rd left
Margaret Place EOR right
Cambridge Rd 2 nd left
Windsor Rd EOR right
Damers Rd 4 th right T/L
Maumbury Rd T/L right
Weymouth Ave Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit, roundabout left
By-Pass Section Two Right
Feeder Rd Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Came View Rd 2 nd left, EOR left
Casterbridge Rd Left
Came View Rd EOR right, roundabout right
Alington Ave Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Alington Rd Mini roundabout left
Prince of Wales 2 nd right
Kings Rd Right
Athelstan Rd
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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