Welcome to Heart of the Shires

The Heart of the Shires is a Northamptonshire shopping village is a unique retail outlet in Northamptonshire that offers shopping without the stress. We are 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 independent retailers for you to choose from.

Shopping Heaven From 1867

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, antiques and collectibles, clothing, tasty treats, gifts, watches, home furnishing and gardenware. Complete with a photographic studio too there really is something for everyone at Heart of the Shires with elegant gift solutions as well as Darlington’s, our popular licensed restaurant and tea room.

There’s also plenty to pamper yourself including a beauty salon and hairdressers – and you can now pamper your pets too!

The Latest News From Heart of the Shires

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Reviews and Feedback
Another bumper crop of reviews for Heart of the Shires from the past month as ever, thank you for your
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Old and New…and Cherished!
Unit 5 at Simply Salvaged Interiors, Heart of the Shires Shopping Village is now restocked with gorgeous gifts and unique
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It’s in the Detail
It’s the attention to details that makes Heart of the Shires stand out with Silver Sixpence proving no exception.
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Original Art at Texture Interiors
Another striking painting on canvas from Anna Thompson, who is definitely one of Texture Interiors (and their customers) favourite artists:
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Solutions for Rainy Days
This ladies parka from Brakeburn at Dressage Country Clothing has a hand drawn rain cloud print, on a chic navy
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What to Expect


A warm welcome
Unique Victorian setting
Individual shops with real character

Free parking for all
A relaxed shopping environment
Items not available on the high street

Free Wi-Fi for all our customers
Avoid the city centre crush
Countryside location

How To Find Us

We are located just off the A5 between Whilton and Weedon. Click HERE for a map and directions.
Please click HERE for disabled access.

Our Retailers

Click on the pictures below for more details on our individual retailers.


Click on the icons below for the individual Facebook accounts of our Retailers:

The Heart of the Shires shopping village