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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]

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.

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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