So yeah, over Easter I decided I needed a bit of a break, and managed to combine all of my interests (World War 2, Medieval History and Cider) by travelling to the south of England, where there's the largest tank museum in Western Europe, and a rather high density of apple orchards.
Bovington Tank Museum:
All the surroundings appeared to have been worked in some way - a river flowed around the castle, barring access from 2 sides, with a suspiciously artificial looking hill rising to the south of the castle. All very intriguing, and much nicer looking than the grey city of Birmingham.
And some generally interesting looking parts of the ruins.