UPDATE: We are open again!

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. .

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!

Corona Virus Update: We take both our customers and staff safety very seriously and have ensured all the guidelines and measures are adhered to, to enable us to welcome you back again. Please check current opening and services with individual retailers before travelling to avoid disappointment.

The Latest News From Heart of the Shires

Autumn Arrivals
Nestled in the heart of the country, you’ll find Heart of the Shires – a shopping village where you can
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Your Reviews – You’re Wonderful…
Here’s the latest reviews to brighten the spirits. All reviews have been submitted since we have re-opened and we really
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VJ Day
VJ Day Anniversary
Today sees the anniversary of VJ Day.
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Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice award
Heart of the Shires Award…
We are thrilled to announce Heart of the Shires Shopping Village has been awarded a Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice award.
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Welcome Back
Darlington’s Tea Room are reopening Saturday 4th July.
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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