independent shopping northamptonshire
heart of the shires northamptonshire
Heart of the Shires
independent shopping northamptonshire
independent shopping northamptonshire
heart of the shires northamptonshire
heart of the shires northamptonshire
Heart of the Shires
Heart of the Shires

Welcome to Heart of the Shires

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
Shopping Heaven From 1867

Set around a Victorian courtyard, Heart of the Shires Shopping Village offers a selection of individual shops with character. From kitchenware to antiques, art and collectibles, clothing, tasty treats, gifts, watches, home furnishing and gardenware. Complete with a photographic studio 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!


“This is an absolute find for lovely little quirky things and other crafty gift shops. I had a lovely time just mooching around. Lovely coffee shop. Altogether a lovely Sunday morning spent.” Jan Bates (via Facebook)

Read more testimonials HERE

The Latest News From Heart of the Shires

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It’s my birthday this month. Not just any ol’ one either but a rather special one. So, with that in Read more
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Time for a brew? How about with these stylish mugs by Orla Kiely? They are available at Abraxas, here at Read more
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House of Carillon, here at Heart of the Shires, would like to invite you to a special event on Thursday Read more
Helene, at Bridal par Helene, says “We have THE BEST job in the world! So many congratulations to the beautiful Read more
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We love the look of this Thought dress, spotted, currently at Dressage Country Clothing. It’s a hand painted spot print, Read more
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It’s Amazing April, in which April showers will bring the flowers - that all bloom in May. With so many gift Read more
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We are loving the sea-faring vibe from Abraxas and the new range of Shoeless Joe, here at Heart of the Read more

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.