We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

British Cemetery

Address: British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
Website
Improve this listing
83%
Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are buried here.
Write a Review

115 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    57
    38
    20
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Houston
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Doesn't take long.... but you can appreciate the sacrifices that other have made..... including those from other countries. Pretty interesting that the British Royal Navy comes and pays their respects for the soldiers...... including present day. Nice place to give thanks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doddington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Echoing other posts this is a small memorial to a number of British sailors that died in WWII when their armoured trawler was sunk by a German Uboat. both war graves commission and other local (saved) crosses provided by locals in a carefully maintained cemetery with plaques explaining the events. Being British it was sobering to see our servicemen lost... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lewisburg, West Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There is not a lot to see--a memorial stone and four graves. However, the feelings of both sacrifice and gratitude are overwhelming as one contemplates what happened.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
49 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Did not know about this place until I arrived. Well kept and obviously visited by many judging by the money left under the rocks to help maintain the site. Four Royal Navy sailors are buried there after their ship was torpedoed and sunk with all hands during WW2. It was touching to see that the US Coast Guard maintains the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
60 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We rode our bikes to this cemetery. It had a plaque near the graves that told the story of these sailors. It was interesting that money (dollars & pounds) was placed openly on a pillar near the grave sites. I wondered who collects this money and whether it goes to the upkeep of the cemetery.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

You approach this site with a sense of awe that sailors, whose country depended on the very supplies they were bringing, were willing to sacrifice their lives for their fellow countrymen. Yes it is small. Yes it does not have a monument like you would see in Westminster Abbey or St. Paul's, but it is simple monument to brave men... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
durham, NC
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Little to see here, except for some headstones, but nice their deaths are commemorated. Not really worth the trip, but then there is very little to see in Ocracoke other than the nice beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anaheim, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you make the trip you need to visit the British Cemetery. So much history and how many times can you visit England without crossing the Atlantic and having a passport?

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Okay as far as cemeteries go. There isn't that much to see and it isn't very well signposted. It is all over in 2 mins.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shelby, North Carolina
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very picturesque. interesting family cemeteries in immediate area too. Was a little hard to find as it is on a backstreet.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed British Cemetery also viewed

 

Been to British Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from British Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?