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

We’re open, despite the snow!

Despite the snowy conditions, all of our independent shops are open as usual, 10-5pm daily. Christmas is now less than two weeks away and our elves have been busy clearing the walkways and carpark so that you can get those last-minute presents for your loved ones....

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Heart of the Shires 2017 Christmas gift guide

Never know what to get for those special people in your life? You’re not the only one. Even though we are open on Christmas Eve, the worst thing you can do is leave all of your shopping until the last day. From the classics to the more unusual, we...

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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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