UK Travel: The Alternative British Summer (GRAPHIC)

05/29/2012 08:00 am ET

Britain is brimming with hidden gems just waiting to be uncovered. Get off the beaten track to fly over the landscapes, witness amazing wildlife, travel into outer space and swing through the trees on an epic zipline! The UK is set to stage world-class events including the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 but we believe it’s important to enjoy fantastic outings in secret corners of the country as well.