It took a while but now that the scaffold is down, the newly restored Ribblesdale looks lovely. The attractive colour scheme was a result of the careful analysis of the fabric and paint layers and is exactly as it was when the hotel first opened. It shows that the Victorian’s could use colour well and the overall design now feels harmoniously balanced. Great credit goes to the Blackburn with Darwen Council team and the Blakey Moor Townscape Heritage Initiative which brought this conservation scheme about. Click the image opposite to enlarge.