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, 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!
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
How To Find Us
Click on the pictures below for more details on our individual retailers.