Free parking and wifi for all our customers


Individual shops with real character in a unique Victorian setting

A relaxed shopping environment – avoid the city centre rush

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

Summer events at Heart of the Shires

Summer has finally arrived and all of us at Heart of the Shires are very excited. As well as the heat, the sunshine has brought with it a new lease of life for our visitors and shop owners alike. With plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the sunshine in, we thought it was...

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Abraxas Cookshop finalists at nationwide awards

We’re thrilled to announce that our resident cookware store, Abraxas Cookshop are finalists in four categories of The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2016 – the ‘Oscars’ of the housewares industry.   The shop is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary...

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