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Address: British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast...

The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are buried here.

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This was a little out of the way but a nice walk. We parked at the ferry station and walked to the Cemetery. It was interesting to see some of the tombstones dating back to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dmsimpso2002
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Concord, North Carolina
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Concord, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a little out of the way but a nice walk. We parked at the ferry station and walked to the Cemetery. It was interesting to see some of the tombstones dating back to the 1700's.

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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is always silent and solemn to visit a cemetery. The plaques give a lot of information. It's interesting when you realize that it is British soil under the flag and behind the chains. The talking history tour on the radio did not work in our car on the AM station. Certainly a spot that you should see while in... More 

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Thank CBJ845
Morehead City, North Carolina
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86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I always stop by and visit this location when I am in Ocracoke. It is a quiet location and easy to walk to.

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Thank charlesdailey
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

There are four Graves here for British seamen whose bodies were recovered after a British ship was sunk by a U-Boat during World War II. It's a nice Monument and it explains the brief story of what happened. I enjoyed seeing it. Its worth passing by if you're on the island anyways.

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Thank Che P
Virginia Beach, VA USA
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194 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This little cemetery is tucked near a residential area/campground. It is surrounded by a fence so that you can't walk among the stones, but it's small enough that you can see everything from the outside anyway. There isn't a lot to see, but the history is really interesting. Definitely worth a drive by if you are in the area.

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Thank jez09
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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293 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very nice tribute and being a Coast Guard family, we were very proud that the current CG maintains this cemetery. Take a few minutes to stop by this wonderful memorial.

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Thank gjscollins
North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My friends and I made a point to walk by and visit this monument. It is a touching memoiral to those lost off the NC shores during WWII.

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Thank OuterBanksLover
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

A testament to the kindness of the Ocracoke people: several British soldiers are buried in this small cemetery. A good stop to view a bit of local history.

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Thank Rheadaria
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A quick stop if you are trying to see everything on the island. My husband and I found this interesting.

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Melbourne, Florida
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360 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Interesting from a historical standpoint with graves dating back to tthe 1800's. 15-20 minutes and you have seen and read everything. Had hoped for me.

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