about us

We are your local Independent Travel Agency based in the village of Birstall West Yorkshire.

Established in 1990 by Pat Thornes we have almost 30 years experience. Pat retired in 2016 and High Ridings was taken over by Helen North. Joined by Mike Pickering and Kerry Balmer who make up the team of experienced highly skilled staff.

Being a truly independent agency means we have access to a huge range of tour operators. We can tailor make your dream holiday to suit every individual traveller using our extensive skills and expertise to source the perfect holiday for you.

From Round the World Tailor Made holidays to UK breaks, from city breaks to river cruises, from family beach holidays to adventure holidays, from Ocean cruises to coach trips, we have it all at our fingertips and wherever you wish to travel to we can get you there.

We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and we are passionate about creating the perfect holiday for our clients. From the minute you first contact us we are committed to looking after your every need.

High Ridings Travel is part of The Travel Network Group and offer 100% financial protection. 

Join us at one of our coffee mornings

Every month we host a ‘Talking Travel’ Coffee Morning with a presentation from our featured Tour Operator. We serve coffee, Bucks Fizz and nibbles and everyone is invited to these friendly events.

The coffee mornings give you a chance to meet and have a chat to representatives from a huge range of tour operators and hotels.

For more information about our events please sign up to our newsletter and see our events listing on our Facebook page.

Some of our supportive Tour Operators

G Adventures
Leeds Bradford Airport & Balkan Holidays
Riviera Travel
SAGA