Every year, thousands of people descend on the city of Edinburgh to enjoy the world-famous Edinburgh Festival. If you’re busily planning your 2016 trip, it’s worth bearing in mind some safety pointers in order to reduce your risk of accidents in a public place, such as slips, trips and falls, and ensure you remain injury-free for the duration of the festival.
How to survive the Edinburgh Festival
The Edinburgh Festival is a highlight in the arts calendar and it attracts visitors from all over the globe who are looking to enjoy the finest examples of live music, poetry, drama, comedy and literature. Stretching over 25 days, with more than 3,000 shows, this is the world’s largest arts festival.
If you’re going to next year’s Fringe, here are some tips to help you survive the Edinburgh Festival:
- Create an itinerary in advance: there are so many shows to enjoy and it’s a good idea to do some research, find out what’s on, when and book some tickets in advance. It can, of course, be really fun to be spontaneous, but it is advisable to have a general plan in mind, so that you don’t miss out on the show you’re desperate to see.
- Take a map: it can be easy to get lost in Edinburgh if you’re not familiar with the city and navigating is particularly hard when there are thousands of people around. Take a map with you or use your mobile phone to help you get to your destination.
- Wear suitable footwear: Edinburgh is renowned for its charming streets, many of which have cobbles, so make sure you wear suitable footwear when you’re travelling from one venue to the next. Take care on cobbles, as they can be difficult to walk on and watch out for uneven pavements, hidden steps and spillages, which may increase your risk of slips and trips.
- Avoid driving: the city centre is incredibly busy during the festival and many roads may be closed; driving into the centre is ill-advised at this period and it’s best to rely on buses, trains or to walk if you are only travelling a short distance.
Claiming compensation for an accident at the Edinburgh Festival
Like any major event, public place accidents can happen at the Edinburgh Festival. If you’ve been injured in a public place in the last 3 years and you have proof that you were not to blame, you may have a case for public liability compensation and the expert personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim the no win, no fee* compensation you deserve. Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: December 2, 2015
Author: David Brown