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Heart of the Shires Shopping Village

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Good stop off

We found this little gem by accident when avoiding traffic on the M1 travelling north to Derby... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wyf0
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Watford, United Kingdom
A pleasure to visit

We make a point of breaking a long journey here, as it is a pleasure to not be treated to the same... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John M
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Heart of the Shires Shopping Village 5 Watling Street, Northampton NN7 4LB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother and I took my four boys (14, 12, 11 and 8) in the half term. The wind really does blow, but we had a walk round - lovely interiors shop and a drink in the cafe. Our visit however was marred by a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TheParthenon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Difficult to resist calling in as you drive past. Fair choice of shops and a decent selection of places for food and drink. You can spend a pleasant hour or so here.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this little gem by accident when avoiding traffic on the M1 travelling north to Derby. Loved the cook shop - you’ll easily find anything you need here. Also tried the restaurant a couple of times and was pleasantly surprised by the quality. Worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wyf0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We make a point of breaking a long journey here, as it is a pleasure to not be treated to the same shops or coffee stop as almost every other 'stopover type'. Good coffee at Darlingtons as well as the selection of cakes etc. if...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a short walk from our canal mooring to this lovely shopping area. The setting is very pretty and the cleanest public toilets I've ever used. We had coffee and cake in the garden served by attentive happy staff. Some shops selling different goods from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rhona R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at the village on way home from a short break. It was a lovely little place to come across accidently. Quaint little shops from sweets, clothes, beauty salon, hairdressers and a massive cook shop. The tea room was fabulous and they made us feel...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank claresims506
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been here several times. A great restaurant serving different selections of salads sandwiches and great for afternoon tea etc. Nice shopping areas

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michael H
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Perfect afternoon out to browse the designer shops and all the centre, and then finish with a nice cream tea.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gail O
Reviewed February 25, 2019

We came for the afternoon for a browse in the shops. Quite warm and it was busy. We popped in the coffee shop for tea and cake which was delicious. Worth a visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chris504019
Reviewed February 9, 2019

This is a great place to go to if you want to go shopping, but not in the hustle and bustle of Northampton town. Always presented cleanly, and I have lovely memories here.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bethywood
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Gordon S
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Response from Helly J | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they are anymore. Try asking the chap in the antiques there.
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