A relaxed shopping environment – avoid the city centre rush

Free parking and wifi for all our customers


Individual shops with real character in a unique Victorian setting



The perfect place to catch up with friends to shop and eat

Welcome to Heart of the Shires

The Heart of the Shires is a Northamptonshire shopping village that offers shopping without the stress. Open seven days a week from 10am until 5pm. If you are looking for a relaxed shopping environment in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside then the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village offers a wide range of shops for you to choose from. Set around a Victorian courtyard, The Heart of the Shires Shopping Village offers a selection of individual shops with character. From kitchenware to bridal couture, the Heart of the Shires contains a range of elegant gift solutions as well as a popular restaurant with tea room.

What to expect

  • Free parking for all
  • Free Wi-Fi for all our customers
  • A relaxed shopping environment
  • A warm welcome
  • Avoid the city centre crush
  • Opening Times – 10.00am to 5.00pm daily
  • Unique Victorian Setting
  • Individual shops with real character
  • Discover items not available on the high street
  • Countryside location – just off the A5

Latest News

News and offers from Abraxas

Abraxas has a strong presence at our Northamptonshire shopping village. With six stores, they have specialities that lie in a number of areas. Here is the latest from some of their stores: Abraxas Cookshop The award-winning cookshop has some mouth-watering offers on...

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Exciting times at House of Carillon

Following the introduction of new management at the designer fashion boutique for women, House of Carillon has already had an exciting 2016. The new owners (Catharine and Ian) are now settled in and well on their way to realising their vision of creating a shop with...

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Heart of the Shires is getting a makeover

You might have noticed some construction work going on around our Northampton shopping village. Well, we are currently touching up our car parking bays, entrance, and driveway with re-surfacing works – all to make our site even better! This has meant that we have had...

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