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. Complete with a photographic studio too 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!

The Latest News From Heart of the Shires

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Retail Units to Rent
How would you like to run your very own retail unit – within the incredible surroundings of Heart of the
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Recharge You
Pour La Femme, our resident beauty salon at Heart of the Shires, offer a mix of the latest treatments and
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Fresh and Tasty at Abraxas
Abraxas Cookshop, here at Heart of the Shires, have some hot offers on Stainless Steel Steamers – Sizes from 16cm
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Newborn Photography with Lightdraw
With a bespoke photographic studio here at Heart of the Shires, Lightdraw Photography can capture those very early moments in
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Storage Solutions – in The Garden Room
What would you put in these gorgeous baskets available now in The Garden Room at Heart of the Shires?
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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