Z-plan is a form of castle design common in Scotland and England. The Z-plan castle has a strong central rectangular tower with smaller towers attached at diagonally opposite corners.[1]

Glenbuchat Castle
Castle Fraser

Prominent examples of the Z-plan include Brodie Castle in Moray, Castle Menzies in Perthshire,[2] Glenbuchat Castle in Aberdeenshire,[3] Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire, Claypotts Castle in Dundee[4] and Hatton Castle, Angus, Scotland.

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  1. ^ Reid, Stuart (2006). Castles and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans 1450–1650. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-962-2.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Castle Menzies - Castle restored by Menzies Clan Society". castlemenzies.org.
  3. ^ "Glenbuchat Castle Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland". undiscoveredscotland.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Claypotts Castle". historicenvironment.scot.