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Castle Rushen in Castletown on the Isle of Man is one of the best preserved mediaeval castles in Europe. It was started by the last of the Manx Viking Kings in the 13th century and since then it has witnessed extraordinary events and been lived in by some extraordinary people.

Presenter Charles Guard discovers its history, learns how it worked as a defensive building and tells the story of some of its more colourful characters.

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