Free parking and WiFi for all of our customers


A relaxed shopping environment – avoid the city centre rush

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

A round-up of our recent new shops

Since September, we’re thrilled to have welcomed seven new shops. This takes the total number of independent stores at Heart of the Shires to 25. Our Northamptonshire shopping village is one of the most unique shopping experiences in the area. The site is built on a...

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Massage and facial offers

Through January and February, Pour La Femme Beauty have some special beauty offers on for our visitors to enjoy. The bijou salon is offering a one-hour Dermalogica facial at a reduced price of £25, down from £40. Dermalogica is the skin care system that is researched...

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Valentine’s Photoshoot

What better gift is there than a chance to capture memories that will last you and your partner a lifetime? If you’re struggling for a gift for Valentine’s Day, or just want to treat your loved one, look no further than a special offer currently on at Lightdraw...

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