A great selection of brands

Free parking and WiFi for all of our customers

A relaxed shopping environment – avoid the city centre rush

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

Mother’s Day gift guide 2018

Mums across the country rejoice, Mother’s Day is fast approaching. For the rest of you, it’s a chance to show your mum, grandmother and mother-in-law just how much they mean to you. Come Sunday March 11th, you should have everything in place to make their day extra...

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Sugar-coated victory for Darcys Delights

Last month we asked you all to vote for Darcys Delights Traditional Sweet Shop in the Small Business of the Year competition that Northants Life was running. After whittling it down to eight businesses, the decision went to public vote and the results are now in. To...

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Help Darcys Delights win small business of the year

You might have seen that Northants Life are on the hunt for Northampton’s small business of the year. They have been searching high and low and have now whittled it down to the best eight small businesses in the area. Unsurprisingly, one of the brilliant independent...

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