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Address: British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Description: 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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Going to England, without a passport.

Stopped by on our way back from the lighthouse. We discussed the importance of the cemetery and why it was there with my son. He's only 7 but he thought it was neat anyway. Not a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped by on our way back from the lighthouse. We discussed the importance of the cemetery and why it was there with my son. He's only 7 but he thought it was neat anyway. Not a lot of parking but it is a little walk or a quick bike ride from the visitors center. Definitely need to see it while... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Before you visit the Outer Banks you should read up on their history during World War II. It may surprise you. German U-boats prowled up and down close off the coast and sank many ships. The British offered to send boats to help us, and they lost many men. The British Cemetery is testimonial to that with the remains of... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful, well maintained cemetery to British sailors. Nearby is a little ice cream shop, the Buccaneer, that used to be a candy store. They have pony rides for little kids at 5pm each day, just around the property for about $5 each - to make kids happy this is priceless. The ice cream shop offers $1/scoop ice... More 

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Trussville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The story and history of the British Cemetery is something I had not even heard of before visiting the area. It is incredible that the British came to protect our shores during WWII and that we are not taught this in history class as youngsters. Well worth the time, if ever in Ocracoke, and worth the read to explore the... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This will be very interesting to anyone interested in history and WWII in particular. The cemetery is considered British territory as it contains the remains of British sailors.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I like to know the history of places that I visit and this really hit the spot! Nice plaque explaining what went down and since I have great reverence for our fallen military, I was moved by the stories and being that close to what had been a real tragedy.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

There are quite a few cemeteries within the village of Ocracoke. In fact you could probably spend a day speaking them all out. They are all well cared for. The British one has several informative signs. It was very interesting.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This historic site caused us to pause and thin about the sacrifices that military men from other countries have made to help us keep our freedom.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Short visit with friends to see how close WWII was to our country. Great history lesson! Well worth the 15 minutes to stop and reflect.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

As a history buff this was definitely on my list of sites to see. One of only two international cemeteries in the US. I thought it was very moving and very large in it's significance even though it's a very small area/site. Very limited parking but definitely go see this if you're anywhere near it. Definitely recommend.

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Address: Address: British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke

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