Bulgaria is an incredibly diverse country, surrounded by different, exciting cultures. It has Romania to the north of it, the Black Sea to the east of it and Serbia situated just to the left of it. You can become an archaeologist for the day when you delve into the enticing ruins and age-old monuments, this is why the nation is dubbed ‘the oldest country in Europe’. It’s a tough pick between diving head first into Veliko Tarnovo’s thriving nightlife or travelling back into time to visit some of the beautiful 2nd century (A.D) old quarter of Plovdiv and visit the extraordinary Roman amphitheatre. What’s more, you can feel mother nature’s gentle touch when you visit the picturesque mountain range.

What plug sockets are used in Bulgaria?

In Bulgaria the plug sockets used are type C / F, the following pictures show the outlets and plugs needed. When traveling from the UK you will need an adapter for types C / F.

If you’re after an adapter we would suggest looking into this multi-purpose adapter. Please do double check that it meets your needs.

What voltage & frequency is used in Bulgaria?

In Bulgaria, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. This means you will be able to use all of your normal appliances in Bulgaria as the voltage is exactly the same as in the UK, making your journey much easier. On this note, it is important to make sure you do check your appliances to confirm this is the case. Many appliances can be used across the world as they include a converter, this will be noted on the label showing ‘INPUT 100-240V, 50/60Hz’ meaning it can be used anywhere in the world. Most products such as laptop chargers, tablet chargers, cameras, phones, and toothbrushes are included in this category, but please do a double check.