A city steeped in history and dating back to several centuries ago, Nottingham is one of Britain's premier tourist destinations. The buildings embrace a number of styles and are sure to delight an architecture entusiast. Many old buildings have now been revitalized and converted into trendy bars and cafes while still keeping vintage elements intact. Galleries, museums, art-cafes, theaters, cinemas, opera houses and concert halls exist in plenty, while sports lovers can take their pick from cricket, rugby, water sports, martial arts and ice hockey. Nottingham also beckons with its extraordinary lace markets so a visit here won't be a disappointment.