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!


“Lovely little shopping village where everyone is so friendly and welcoming and always greeted with a smile. Darlingtons tea rooms is the highlight.” Debbie Day

Read more testimonials HERE

The Latest News From Heart of the Shires

Clydes at Margo and Evie
These will give you pumpkin to talk about. Clydes have just restocked in Margo & Evie here at Heart of Read more
Heart of the Shires
October was named after the Latin word 'octo' meaning "eight". This is because October was originally the eighth month of Read more
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Autumn is here and Flutterbyes, the hair salon based here at Heart of the Shires, can’t wait for all the Read more
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A cheeky bird pecks at delicious strawberries on this enticing flock-effect wallpaper. Reproduced with subtle textures to retain the look Read more
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The Delphine Dress by Lily & Me brings exciting newness to the season. With a gentle gathered waist, three quarter Read more
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Autumn is officially here. We love Autumn and we love this brand new Brakeburn skirt too. Created in a stunning Read more
Great British Bake Off
The forecast for later today is officially Baking! It’s time to roll out the bread carpet and welcome all the Read more
Peruzzi Northamptonshire
House of Carillon say ciao to the brand new arrivals from Peruzzi. The Peruzzi collections are sophisticated with refined attention to detail, Read more
heart of the shires fudge
Are you Clotted Cream Fudge? Chocolate Fudge Crunch? Vanilla Fudge? Banoffee Fudge? Rum and Raisin Fudge? Chocolate Brownie Fudge? Liquorice Read more
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Margo & Evie welcome The Rustic Design Shed, to their family of independent artists, creators and innovators here at Heart 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.