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

Examples of the Z plan are Castle Menzies in Perthshire,[2] Glenbuchat Castle in Aberdeenshire,[3] Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire, Claypotts Castle in Dundee [4] and Hatton Castle, Angus, Scotland.

A variant on the Z plan is the C plan, in which the two smaller towers are attached at adjacent corners of the main tower.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Stuart Reid (2006). Castles and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans 1450–1650. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-962-2.
  2. ^ https://www.castlemenzies.org
  3. ^ Glenuchat Castle on Undicovered Scotland
  4. ^ Claypotts Castle on Historic Scotland