For UK travellers, Bulgaria is among the cheapest holiday spots out there. With sunny beaches, pretty coastal towns and picturesque scenery, the country has plenty to offer – including numerous Unesco World Heritage sites, from monasteries to mountains. Here, the beer is cheap and the food hearty: a winning combination.
Visa requirements: No visa required
Time zone: GMT + 2
Population: 7.1 million
Electricity: 220V and 50Hz
Tipping policy: Around ten per cent of the bill is customary in all service sectors
AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK
Direct flights to Sofia (average flight time: 3h 15m): Birmingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted
TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Plovdiv Old Town
International Jazz Festival
Varna Summer International Music Festival
Apollonia Arts Festival
Proof of identity;
Proof that you are legally allowed to marry;
A divorce and/or death certificate of former spouse(s), if applicable;
A medical certificate, as certain diseases constitute an obstacle for marriage here;
A declaration of marriage.
Same-sex and LGBTQ marriages are not recognised in Bulgaria.