I had heard about this place a while ago, just by chance while browsing the National Trust website. Its called Orford Ness, in Suffolk, England. There is a pretty little village there, with a castle, various pubs and tea rooms. And then, across a short distance, this island that was used during various periods of time as a test base for weapon and other military gadgets development, some of them as important as the radar which gave England a huge advantage over Germany during the Second World War.
I found this place completely fascinating. A mix between a desert and a forbidden zone, like the one described in Stalker. Abandoned buildings and structures. Weird landscape. Cloudy weather.