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“Canal boat stop”

Heart of the Shires Shopping Village
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Weedon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Moored at Bridge 18 for lunch here and its an absolute gem. Individual shops, lovely setting with plenty of seating. Darlingtons was excellent for lunch.

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Nick P, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Shires Shopping Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Linda - thank you for that review, it’s very much appreciated. Do you have a photo of your boat? If so, we'd love to add it to our website with this review. Please email any suitable photos to marketing@heartoftheshires.co.uk - Thank you.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful countryside location with plenty of parking which is well kept and marked out.

Lovely to see old farm buildings restored and put to good use housing a variety of independent shops selling a variety of high quality goods that are far removed from the run of the mill.

There is an amazing large kitchenware shop stocking just about everything you can think of including Emma Bridgewater Crockery, just a pity that as this is upstairs it is not accessible for some people. I also enjoyed a couple of gift shops with cards and items I had not seen elsewhere, a shop selling jams, preserves etc and an old fashioned sweet shop. Other shops include a bridal boutique, items for pets, clothes and shoe shops and a garden related shop so a great place to stock up on unusual gifts.

There is a lovely peaceful courtyard where you can sit awhile and the original farmhouse is a restaurant/tearoom.

Will definitely be returning

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Nick P, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Shires Shopping Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review, hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

A variety of independent shops. Quaint setting with good facilities. A great place to find some unusual gifts.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

You can not get in the tearooms and too many shops upstairs - only good shop is the lady who runs the lovely pet gifts and the young man with the jams etc opposite

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Nick P, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Shires Shopping Village, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

The site is over 150 years old and, as such, has flagstone pavings and shingle from the period. Over the past couple of years we have initiated a number of improvements to assist people, throughout the site, including dedicated paved walkways from point to point - from the central courtyard to Darlington’s Tea Room, for instance, so wheels do not have to cross the shingle. Many guests have benefited from this improvement alone.

Disabled vehicle access (nine in total) are positioned towards the main pedestrian entrance to the site. There is a permanent ramp from the entrance into the Courtyard and doorways to all downstairs/ground level units are both wide and wheelchair friendly.

We do not currently have a lift to any of the areas upstairs.

We are continuing to adapt to the needs of all our visitors - a new car park and driveway help every guest access the site better.

You can read more about our disabled access on our website.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Different place to shop with a variety of small shops to browse, some of which have quality items as opposed to the run of the mill outlets found in most towns. Also lovely cafe which serves good food at reasonable prices . Worth a visit.

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