Norfolk has a huge selection of pretty market towns for you to discover, many with ancient buildings such as a Butter-Cross, Guildhall or old merchants' houses. The bustling markets are still at the heart of the community and this is where you'll find some great places to explore during the UK half term.
Norwich Cathedral is the most complete Norman Cathedral in the UK and boasts a wealth of Romanesque features with later Gothic additions to create one of the most atmospheric sacred spaces in Europe.
The Cathedral has the second tallest spire (at 96m or 315ft - only the spire at Salisbury is higher) and the largest surviving cloister in England.
Norwich Cathedral also has the largest collection of decorative roof bosses in Christendom, 1,106 in total. They provided one of the earliest forms of theological education, at a time when illiteracy was common.
For a quieter visit to Norfolk, browse around the unique shops in Holt and treat yourself in the delicatessen. Take time to explore picturesque Wymondham with its stunning market cross and ancient abbey. A visit to Downham Market with its unusual black and white clock is a must on any UK school holiday break in Norfolk.
There is a wide range of self-catering cottages and delightful bed and breakfasts to tempt the discerning traveller. There are also some larger hotels, for those who want a base to explore from.
For family holidays there are many walking and cycling routes that follow the rivers through beautiful countryside and landscapes. The landscape is flat and ideal for explorers of all ages.
There are also plenty of indoor activities for all ages and an excellent variety of shops and an open-air market in Great Yarmouth should the weather not be kind to you. Why not make Great Yarmouth your base for a visit to Norfolk during the half term UK school holidays.