Welcome to Heart of the Shires

The Heart of the Shires is a shopping village outlet on the Northamptonshire/Warwickshire border that offers individual, independent retailers with real character and shopping without the stress. We are open seven days a week from 10am until 5pm.

Heart of the shires
December 30th, 2020. Sadly due to Government Tier 4 restrictions, Heart of the Shires is closed until further notice. Please continue to support our independent retailers via their individual online 
presence. Thank you.

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 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 for elegant gift solutions as well as Darlington’s, our popular licensed restaurant and tea room.

There’s also plenty to pamper yourself including a hairdressers too!

The Latest News From Heart of the Shires

Heart of the shires
Not So Fabulous News…
December 30th, 2020. Sadly due to Government Tier 4 restrictions, Heart of the Shires is closed until further notice.
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Tier 2 shopping
Fabulous News!
After the announcement earlier today, we feel like Santa has just been!!
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Christmas Event Northamptonshire
Christmas Lights Switch On
Join the FREE Frozen Fun as our Special Guests – Elsa & Anna – will be singing LIVE in our
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Time to Say Goodbye – Just for Now
It’s the start of another lockdown. We are now on pause until December 2nd.
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Heart of the Shires
Top of the Class
It’s half term and here’s our latest report – we reckon, judging by your lovely comments, we are top of
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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