Guy’s Cliffe is a wonderful hisotrical site in Warwick. It emerged from humble beginnings to have an Oratory founded on site in the 5th Century. Later in the 10th Century it afforded shelter to the legendary Guy of Warwick, who spent the latter years of his life as a hermit in Guy’s Cave. After his death, his wife Fair Felice, leapt to her death from the cliff above to join him in eternity. Resident chantry priests made their home here in the middle ages.
Later, in the 19th Century the famous Georgian actress Sarah Siddons stayed here often with the Greatheed family, who along with the succeeding Percy family did further embellishments to the location to see it become a country manor of some worth and intrigue...
It has also served as an auxiliary hospital during World War I and as a boys’ home during World War II.
Ultimately and very sadly it has suffered greatly through negligence and fire, until in the 1970’s its present owners rescued the 15th Century Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene and the ancillary rooms, armed with limited resources but bountiful determination.
Now the outer grounds need that same commitment and attention. The determination is there, and progress has been made on the grounds by our wonderful volunteers who have made great strides in opening up Felice’s Walk
We would love to further enhance the grounds with a wooden shelter on the upper walk. Contributors giving £20.00 or more will be acknowledged by having their name engraved on a plaque inside the structure.
Our aim is to open up the site for more frequent open days and for volunteers who want to come along an spend time helping out in the gardens.