The Dorset flag, a white cross edged with red on a gold background, began its existence in September 2008 following a public vote organised by the County Council.
The Hardy Monument is situated at the summit of Blackdown Hill overlooking the village of Portesham in West Dorset.
Short biography of Mary Anning - the greatest fossil hunter of all time.
The Cerne Abbas Giant is also known as the "Rude Man", for obvious reasons. It is the largest hill drawing in Britain and one of only two human representations
A breif biography of poet William Barnes, best known for his poetry written in the Dorset dialect
Like many places in Britain, the Industrial Revolution wasn't widely welcomed in Dorset. Cottage industries suffered and the lot of agricultural workers came to a head
In the Middle Ages battles were fought and castles built in Dorset. Dorset's strong ties with the military were formed partly owing to the defence of its coast
Dorset in Saxon times was part of the Kingdom of Wessex. From the 5th to 10th century Dorset had many royal connections
Dorset is rich in Roman remains, perhaps the best known of which is Maiden Castle
Dorset's well known Jurassic Coast is one of the World's most important geological sites. It gives us a layer by layer view of the formation of the Prehistoric Earth