Hi all--I'll be in the UK in August, spending a few days each in Edinburgh, Perth, Cardiff and London, with maybe one or two daytrips outside Edinburgh and Cardiff, and a couple from London. Biggest single travel day is from Perth down to Cardiff, which seems to have a couple transfers.
From browsing the forums, it looks like most people feel that Britrail passes are not worth the value, and from looking at my rough itinerary it looks like I'd be better off just getting either reserved tickets (for the one big train ride) and then picking up anytime return tickets for the trips outside my "base" cities.
But not having traveled by rail in the UK before, I don't know if I'm missing something. Most of the discounts look like things I'm not going to use (like two-for-one deals when I'm traveling solo) or that won't cover the higher cost of the ticket (discounts on tickets for local attractions etc.).
I think I've pretty much made up my mind, but would like a sanity check--can anyone give a compelling reason for taking a second look at the regional rail passes?