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

Introducing our new pet store…

We’re excited to announce that our shopping village will be home to a new Northampton pet store. Hogans Pet Hampers will be opening their doors tomorrow (Saturday 1st October) – we can hear your dogs and cats celebrating from here! Northampton pet store The store...

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Classic car show in Northamptonshire

We’re in a very vintage mood here at Heart of the Shires – classic is very much ‘in’ at the moment. So, to accompany our upcoming handmade and vintage fair, we’re pleased to announce that we will also be hosting an unmissable classic car show. Northamptonshire...

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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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