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.

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, home furnishing and garden ware, 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, with Paws at the Shires Dog Grooming!

Heart of the shiresWe are opening late for two Thursdays, in December for Christmas, giving you the perfect opportunity to visit Heart of the Shires Shopping Village. With our collection of unique retailers you will be spoilt for choice looking for that unique gift. READ MORE…

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