Monuments with the most romantic histories

By TravelDine

Boldt Castle, New York

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George C Boldt commissioned a team to build a 120-room castle as a gift to his beloved wife, Louise. But before she could see it, Louise passed away suddenly.

Swallow’s Nest Castle, Ukraine

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Baron von Steinhel visited the site on his honeymoon, and decided to build a romantic escapade when he got homesick for his love.

Petit Trianon, France

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Erected in 1762 at the request of King Louis XV, the structure was originally built as a gift for the king’s mistress and longtime love, Madame de Pompadour.

Kellie’s Castle, Malaysia

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Agnes missed the homeland in Scotland and in an attempt to please his love, William decided to erect a hilltop castle.

Kodai-Ji Temple, Japan

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The ornate structure was established by Kita-no-Mandokoro in the loving memory of her late husband, Toyotami Hideyoshi.