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.
Prominent examples of the Z-plan include Brodie Castle in Moray, Castle Menzies in Perthshire, Glenbuchat Castle in Aberdeenshire, Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire, Claypotts Castle in Dundee  and Hatton Castle, Angus, Scotland.
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- Stuart Reid (2006). Castles and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans 1450–1650. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-962-2. https://books.google.com/books?id=0pCvCijVLPUC&pg=PA17&dq=z-plan-castle&lr=&as_brr=3&ei=bcO5R6HwNo6CiQH9wZHMBQ&sig=s8BkgRcmS_aUs0GAVkXswAuDcNs#PPA17,M1.
- Glenuchat Castle on Undicovered Scotland
- Claypotts Castle on Historic Scotland
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