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 now open seven days a week from 10am until 5pm.

Heart of the Shires NorthamptonShopping 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

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Super news, incredible news, OFFICIAL news! We are OPEN! Heart of the Shires Shopping Village is set around a 150
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Super news, incredible news, OFFICIAL news! We open April 12th from 10am. Heart of the Shires is set around a
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This week sees Easter and two households or groups of six are now able to meet up outside from today
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A spring feel is in the air with signs of new life emerging all around. It’s a sign of the
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From our last post saying how wonderful the weather was, how spring-like it felt, it has been pretty dull since!

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.

The Heart of the Shires shopping village